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Anchoress

1993
1h 48m
Drama
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Cast

Natalie Morse (Christine Carpenter)Gene Bervoets (Reeve)Toyah Willcox (Pauline Carpenter)Pete Postlethwaite (William Carpenter)Christopher Eccleston (Priest)Michael Pas (Drover)Brenda Bertin (Meg Carpenter)Annette Badland (Mary)Veronica Quilligan (Daisy)Julie T. Wallace (Bertha)Ann Way (Alice)François Beukelaers (Bishop)Jan Decleir (Mason)David Boyce (Ragged Martin)Mieke De Groote (Ragged Martin's Wife)Erik Konstantyn (Carter)Guy Pion (Innkeeper)Peter van Asbroeck (Dyer)

Director

Chris Newby

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Synopsis

In fourteenth-century England, peasant girl Christine Carpenter is so attracted to a statue of the Virgin Mary that the local priest (who lusts after her) suggests she be walled up in the church as an anchoress, a holy woman with responsibility for blessing the villagers. But when the priest has Christine's mother tried as a witch, she digs herself out of her cell, a crime for which the punishment is death...

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