The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

Five lives bound by one fate.

  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Release Date: 2004-12-22
  • User Rating: 5.1/10 from 55 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Tribeca Productions
  • Production Country: France, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Mary McGuckian
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder's second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope-fiber suspension bridge in Peru, and the events that lead up to their being on the bridge. A friar who has witnessed the tragic accident then goes about inquiring into the lives of the victims, seeking some sort of cosmic answer to the question of why each had to die.

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  • Gabriel Byrne

    as Brother Juniper
  • F. Murray Abraham

    as Viceroy of Peru
  • Kathy Bates

    as The Marquesa
  • Robert De Niro

    as Archbishop of Peru
  • Harvey Keitel

    as Uncle Pio
  • Pilar López de Ayala

    as Camila Villegas (La Perichola)
  • Mark Polish

    as Manuel
  • Michael Polish

    as Esteban
  • Adriana Domínguez

    as Pepita
  • Geraldine Chaplin

    as The Abbess
  • Dominique Pinon

    as His Excellency's Fop
  • John Lynch

    as Captain Alvarado
  • Émilie Dequenne

    as Doña Clara
  • Samuel Le Bihan

    as Dona Clara's Husband
  • Jim Sheridan

    as The King of Spain
Writing Thornton Wilder Novel
Writing Mary McGuckian Writer
Directing Mary McGuckian Director
Camera Javier Aguirresarobe Director of Photography
Sound Lalo Schifrin Original Music Composer
Editing Mary McGuckian Editor
Art Óscar Sempere Art Direction
Editing Kant Pan Editor
Production Sharon Howard-Field Casting
Art Gil Parrondo Production Design
Art Sonia Aranzabal Art Direction
Art Emilio Ardura Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Blake Costume Design