Five people are killed in a freak accident when a lofty rope bridge collapses. 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.
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Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Thornton Wilder, "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" tells the story of a rickety bridge that has spanned a deep gorge for ages. When the bridge suddenly collapses--plunging five people to their deaths--the tragedy causes a wave of superstition to engulf the villagers as they believe they are destined for continued misfortune. Only a priest can find the connections to divine intervention that will quell the townspeople's fears.