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The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: gory, clergy, survival, haunted by the past, murder, social decay, religions or cults, investigation, bridge, society, destiny, twins, siblings relations, collapse, royal family, danger, deadly, escapades, life is a bitch, opera house, bridge collapse, interlinked stories, vanity, burned at the stake, bullfighter ...
Time: 18th century
Place: latin america, peru, andes mountains, spain
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