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||IMDB Rating: 5.1/10 from 2,858 votes
||Release: 22 December 2004 (Spain) /
||Genre: Drama, Romance
||Director: Mary McGuckian,
||Stars: Adriana Domínguez, Dominique Pinon, Émilie Dequenne, F. Murray Abraham, Gabriel Byrne, Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, Jim Sheridan, John Lynch, Kathy Bates, Mark Polish, Michael Polish, Pilar López de Ayala, Robert De Niro, Samuel Le Bihan
||Synopsis: In early 19th Century Peru an old Inca rope bridge collapses, plunging five travelers to their deaths in the Andean chasm below. Brother Juniper, who was within minutes of being on the bridge himself, becomes obsessed with discovering how five people of differing class and circumstances came to be on the bridge at that moment. The Catholic friar wants to know if it was mere existential happenstance or part of God's cosmic plan. After researching the lives of the victims for five years and publishing his findings in a book, he is accused of heresy by the worldly Archbishop of Lima and is put on trial for his life by the Inquisition. Written by [email protected]
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The movie has an excellent cast - a cast which precedes any mention of
the film - which, I think, actually takes away from the movie. It makes
us very difficult critics.
The Bridge over San Luis Rey is not a traditional drama. It is
predominantly philosophical; the emotions in the novel and in this film
are fleeting. When the characters fall in love, and when they die, we
are very quickly drawn away from it. Life is fleeting. This is unlike
most dramas where we are given plenty of time to reflect and consider.
This movie can leave you behind, both with regard to plot details and
these moments of attachment to the characters.
It may feel as though they tried to cram a whole array of interesting
characters into a two-hour film. I think that they did, and this is how
the story reads - to Brother Jupiter (the story's quasi-narrator) all
the characters are "incidental" to him. His investigation (and yours,
as a viewer) is to pry into their lives and the intimate details of
their biographies. Other reviewers here have complained that the
characters "seemed to appear and disappear;" I think this is
intentional - Brother Jupiter only gets a vignette into the lives of
these people, just as we only have small pieces of the lives of our
friends. Have some sympathy, and these characters will truly seem
The point is that this movie requires some effort to be enjoyed; you
have to keep up with it. I think, however, that if you are willing to
actively try and suspend disbelief and - just as if you were actually
reading the novel - try to scry something more from the characters and
plot, you will be well-rewarded. The film is remarkable in that it
expresses the fact that this was, originally, a novel; I can't expect a
novel to simply play itself out before me. This movie is an
The movie felt very much like a stage production. There are few
attempts to match an accent appropriate to the time and place - which I
find most forgivable; they are, after all, speaking English to begin
with. The lines are delivered as though the actors were in a play -
particularly de Niro's lines. This, too, can take away from one's
ability to be easily immersed in the film's experience unless you make
No one can fault the ability of the director in creating a visually
stunning film. The camera, though, was annoying from time to time,
particularly in the opening and ending scenes.
The movie did a remarkable job of portraying the relationship between
Manuel and Esteban; for having no lines whatsoever, the actors (who I
have never seen before) were incredible. Kathy Bates, Harvey Keitel,
and F. Murray Abraham are magnificent.
I was not so impressed with Robert de Niro and Gabriel Byrne. Whether
this was due to their (difficult) characters, the director's failing to
direct, or their own flaws as actors, I don't know. I do think that
they were not given enough screen time - which is regrettable. I think
that, given the privilege the writer and director had in having these
actors, it would have been more than forgivable to take some liberties
from the novel just to flesh out these characters and let these actors
play for a bit more. Also, Captain Alvarado - though he certainly looks
the part, is a bit over the top, in the few scenes he appears.
I don't understand the 1's that reviewers, here, have given this film.
The movie is simply not _that_ bad, and I cannot see what possible
reasons can bring such a negative conclusion out, other than that
people cannot resist the opportunity to make pithy remarks about a
movie in which the main characters fall off a bridge. Take such reviews
with a grain of salt, and when you watch the movie, try a little.
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, Dominique Pinon
, Émilie Dequenne
, F. Murray Abraham
, Gabriel Byrne
, Geraldine Chaplin
, Harvey Keitel
, Jim Sheridan
, John Lynch
, Kathy Bates
, Mark Polish
, Michael Polish
, Pilar López de Ayala
, Robert De Niro
, Samuel Le Bihan
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