Mary McGuckian directs this complex drama based on a novel by Thornton Wilder. When an elaborate rope bridge collapses on July 20, 1714, five strangers share a horrible fate. But is it possible their deaths could have been connected? As a Peruvian priest tries to divine a definite answer, we learn the victims' personal stories through flashback. Robert De Niro, Gabriel Byrne, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Bates and F. Murray Abraham star.