The Letters Poster

Release Date: December 4th, 2015

PG|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
On Sept. 10, 1946, Mother Teresa (Juliet Stevenson) receives a message from God that tells her to help the poor, the sick and the downtrodden. Her new purpose initially causes conflict with the Roman Catholic Church and the government of India. After her death, a Vatican priest begins to recount her life's work, her political oppression and her unbreakable spirit. As her story unfolds through 40 years of personal letters, history remembers her as one of the world's greatest humanitarians.

Cast: Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer, Priya Darshini, Kranti Redkar, Aapo Pukk, Kaizaad Kotwal, Tillotama Shome

Director: William Riead

Genres: Historical drama, Biography

Distributors: Freestyle Releasing LLC

Keywords: Quest, Hospital, Sacrifice, Pursuit, Brooding, Emotional, Intense, 1940s, Love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A movie that won’t convert anyone, a film for the faithful who want to believe nothing but the best about Mother Teresa. Real life is rarely cut and dry, and dramatically flat, as this. show more

  • This earnest but painfully clunky film, though professional in tech respects and seemingly well financed, plays like the work of an ambitious high school history student. show more

  • It’s as punishingly dull as Sunday-school homework — and just as unnecessary. show more

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