Stealing Heaven (1989)

Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels against the status of women in 12th century Europe. When others begin to suspect their relationship, Heloise's uncle Fulbert and the bishop of Paris work together to put a stop to it. Héloïse becomes pregnant with Abelard's child, and they are married in secret. Abelard struggles for acting against the will of God, yet is unable to escape his love for Heloise.

Directing:
  • Clive Donner

Writing:
  • Chris Bryant
  • Marion Meade

Stars:
Release Date: 1989-04-28
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  • Country: GB, HR
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 108
Derek de Lint
Derek de Lint
Abelard
Denholm Elliott
Denholm Ellio...
Fulbert
Bernard Hepton
Bernard Hepto...
Bishop
Rachel Kempson
Rachel Kempso...
Prioress
Angela Pleasence
Angela Please...
Sister Cecilia
Kenneth Cranham
Kenneth Cranh...
Vice Chancellor Suger