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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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Synopsis

When The Bridge of San Luis Rey breaks, five travellers are precipitated into the gulf below. Was it chance or the hand of God that brought these five together at that fatal time in that place? Or were they in some way responsible, themselves, for what happened? These questions are raised with uncynical compassion and answered by Wilder with an indirect affirmation of the power of love.
 
Set in early 18th century Peru at the height of the Spanish Inquisition, this timeless story of delicately interwoven lives traverses worlds as diverse as the theatres, convents, brothels and docks of Lima, Peru to the sea-faring explorations, scientific institutions and courts of Madrid, Spain.
 
'Soon, we too shall die and all memory of those five will have left the earth, and we ourselves shall be loved for a while and forgotten, there is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love,
the only survival, the only meaning.' (Thornton Wilder, 1927)

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
tbc
Format
35mm
Director
Mary McGuckian
Producer
Jeff Abberley, Craig Darian, Victor Hadida, Peter James, Howard Kanzanjian, James Simpson
Co-Producer
Jeff Abberley, Craig Darian, Victor Hadida, Peter James, Howard Kanzanjian, James Simpson
Editor
Sylvie Landra, Kant Pan
Screenwriter
Mary McGuckian, Thornton Wilder
Director of Photography
Javier Aguirresarobe
Sound
Peter Glossop
Principal Cast
Robert De Niro, Kathy Bates, F Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Gabriel Byrne

Production Company

Spice Factory Ltd (UK)/Davis/Pembridge Pictures/Kanzaman
81 The Promenade
Peacehaven, Brighton
East Sussex BN10 8LS
UK

T+44 (0) 1273 585275
F+44 (0) 1273 585304

reception@spicefactory.co.uk

Sales
Company

Senator International
8666 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90211, Beverley Hills, USA

T 001 310 360 1441
F 001 310 360 1447

info@senatorentertainment.com