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Anchoress (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama | May 1995 (USA)
In fourteenth-century England, peasant girl Christine Carpenter is so attracted to a statue of the Virgin Mary that the local priest (who lusts after her) suggests she be walled up in the ... See full summary »

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Chris Newby
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Morse Natalie Morse ... Christine Carpenter
Gene Bervoets ... Reeve (as Eugene Bervoets)
Toyah Willcox ... Pauline Carpenter
Pete Postlethwaite ... William Carpenter
Christopher Eccleston ... Priest
Michael Pas ... Drover
Brenda Bertin Brenda Bertin ... Meg Carpenter
Annette Badland ... Mary
Veronica Quilligan ... Daisy
Julie T. Wallace ... Bertha
Ann Way ... Alice
François Beukelaers François Beukelaers ... Bishop
Jan Decleir ... Mason
David Boyce David Boyce ... Ragged Martin
Mieke De Groote Mieke De Groote ... Ragged Martin's Wife
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In fourteenth-century England, peasant girl Christine Carpenter is so attracted to a statue of the Virgin Mary that the local priest (who lusts after her) suggests she be walled up in the church as an anchoress, a holy woman with responsibility for blessing the villagers. But when the priest has Christine's mother tried as a witch, she digs herself out of her cell, a crime for which the punishment is death... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Ecstasy and orthodoxy in the 14th century!

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

International Film Circuit

Country:

Belgium | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anchoress - den indemurede See more »

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Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Ann Way's last film. She died before release. See more »

Goofs

When Christine and Meg are decorating the Virgin Mary with apples, they go up a ladder, which clearly ends on a small ledge inside the church. Cut scenes then indicate that the ladder actually leads to the top of an apple tree somewhere outside. See more »

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Featured in Arcadia (2017) See more »

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A spiritual experience
23 August 2002 | by artaxerxes1See all my reviews

This film must be watched with a quiet spirit and a willingness to let go of well-organized, linear plot development. Those familiar with The Book of Margery Kempe will appreciate the spiritual struggle Anchoress represents as well as the more "feminine" approach to plot. The cinematography is exquisite as well as the acting.


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