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      The Bridge of San Luis Rey Remastered

      2022 2h 10m Drama Mystery & Thriller Romance List
      Reviews 92% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings When the Bridge of San Luis Rey collapses, five travelers fall into the gorge below. Was it an act of God? In a faithful adaptation of Thorton Wilder's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a friar unravels the lives those who died for an answer, upsetting the Inquisition of Peru's articles of faith. Digitally remastered, this star-studded film is restored with 40 minutes of unseen footage. Read More Read Less

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      Fifi d Do watch the film when you've time to savour it. I loved it. Having visited and adored Peru I especially enjoyed being transported back to the country in the 17th and to view life through the lens of an aristocrat, religious figure or peasant. Stunning costumes, fabulous buildings, interiors and interiors and beautifully shot with a stellar cast. There are shades of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales', Giovanni Boccaccio's 'The Decameron' and the lais of 'Marie de France'. It also reminded me of the film ‘Barry Lyndon' so luscious were the costumes. In this age of instant gratification where people consider a thirty-second Tik Tok video too tedious, it is a joy to relish a story told slowly about the demise of five people who crossed the Bridge of San Luis Rey. But I also can understand why that's not for the impatient. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/29/22 Full Review Audience Member this is a beautifully made film with an excellent cast and script which deals with death and faith. Watch it Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Having watched the original release from 2005 this remastered version of the Bridge of San Luis Rey offers a superb result, including new footage and a superior approach this time around... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Mary McGuckian, one of Europe's finest directors, does it again. A terrific visual feast with amazing performances. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Outstanding example of a complex story told beautifully with an extraordinary gathering of polished old school acting gods. I highly recommend this film to a thinking audience. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A really wonderful film - and very faithful to the Thornton Wilder novel that it adapts! I was a huge fan of the book, which has a well-earned reputation as a canonical classic. So I was very pleased to see that this film captures its spirit - asking complex questions about fate and the way we shape each other's lives, all against the backdrop of court politicking and exploring many spheres in 18th century Peru. Loved the performances from the stacked cast, especially Kathy Bates, who is heart-breaking and moving as Dona Maria. I also particularly enjoyed Robert De Niro, and Geraldine Chaplin was fantastic as the Abbess. The costuming was exquisite and I loved the film's sets/compositions. which were gorgeous and painterly. If you are a fan of epic historical narratives with compelling characters, beautiful costumes, period dramas, classical literature, or any of the great cast (also in this film: Gabriel Byrne and F. Murray Abraham and Harvey Keitel!), do yourself a favour and rent it this film! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When the Bridge of San Luis Rey collapses, five travelers fall into the gorge below. Was it an act of God? In a faithful adaptation of Thorton Wilder's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a friar unravels the lives those who died for an answer, upsetting the Inquisition of Peru's articles of faith. Digitally remastered, this star-studded film is restored with 40 minutes of unseen footage.
      Director
      Mary McGuckian
      Producer
      Mary McGuckian, Garrett McGuckian, Samuel Hadida, Denise O'Dell, Jeff Abberley
      Screenwriter
      Mary McGuckian
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 14, 2022
      Runtime
      2h 10m