|Featuring:||Robert De Niro, Kathy Bates, Gabriel Byrne, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham|
|Producer:||Samuel Hadida, Denise O’Dell, Mary McGuckian|
|Distributor:||Fine Line Features|
Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer
What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer
If God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and loving, would He really create a world like this? Answer
If God is perfect, why did He make an imperfect creation? Answer
Does God feel our pain? Answer
What about the Psalm 91 promises? Answer
“…no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent…”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Five people are killed in a freak accident when a lofty rope bridge collapses. The film details a priest’s journey to discover if there was a divine reason for the bloody disaster. Set in Lima, Peru, during the 18th century. Based on the Thornton Wilder novel, and first made in 1929.”
“From the backstreet brothels and theatres of 18th century Lima to the majestic courts of Spain; from the palaces of Peruvian Archbishops to the Inquistadorial missions from Madrid; and from the sanctuary of Inca shrines high up among Andean villages to the straits of the American coastlines; comes a story of chance.
PERHAPS AN ACCIDENT. Perhaps not. But one thing is certain. Five seemingly unrelated voyagers find themselves united in the same destiny. Five people, on separate journeys for different reasons, happen to be crossing the bridge at San Luis Rey at noon on the fateful day of July 20th, 1714. The bridge breaks, and all five fall to their deaths in the deep gorge below.
Was it chance or the hand of God that brought them together on that fatal day at that place and that moment in time? Or were they, in some way, to blame for what happened to them?”
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.
Year of Release—2005 / USA release date: June 10, 2005 (very limited)