StigmataSeptember 10, 1999
A priest from the Vatican is sent to Sao Paulo, Brazil to investigate the appearance of the face of the Virgin Mary on the side of a building…
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 6.0/10 (35,571 voted)
Critic's Score: 28/100
Stars: Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Pryce
A priest from the Vatican is sent to Sao Paulo, Brazil to investigate the appearance of the face of the Virgin Mary on the side of a building. While there he hears of a statue of the Virgin Mary bleeding tears in a small town outside of the city. Meanwhile, a young woman in the U.S. begins to show signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. The priest from the Vatican links up with her and cares for her as she is increasingly afflicted by the stigmata. Her ranting and raving finally begins to make sense to the priest who starts to question what his religion has stood for for the last 1900 years.
Writers: Tom Lazarus, Tom Lazarus
Father Andrew Kiernan
Cardinal Daniel Houseman
(as Rade Sherbedgia)
Father Gianni Delmonico
Portia de Rossi
(as Duke Moosekian)
How's your faith these days?
MGM [United States]|
Release Date: 10 September 1999
Filming Locations: Eastern Columbia Building – 849 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $18,309,666
(12 September 1999)
(20 February 2000)
Did You Know?
Patricia Arquette's character is named Frankie (short for Frances), similar to the name of the saint, Francis, whom we're told by Gabriel Byrne's character was the first to receive the stigmata.
The plot centers on the supposed ban of "Gospel of Thomas". In fact, this gospel (along with many other gnostic or non-canonical texts) was never officially suppressed by Catholic Church and its translations can be freely bought in bookstores.
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anti church, but not anti-god
i thought this movie was excellent. the take on what stigmata is, the
'miracle' of it, the historical and religious views of stigmata are
together within the plot of the movie.
it is definitely anti-church, or rather, anti-establishment and
politics. but it is not anti-god. the movie points out what many people
believe already, that you do not need a church building to believe in
yet, it's not a religious movie. it's not really a horror movie. there are
parts that are horrific, and it will make you think. don't watch this if
you're in the mood for mindless entertainment. see it, and make your own
judgements on what it's about. even if you don't agree with the premise,
acting and the storyline are well worth it.