The Letters

2014, Drama/Biography, 1h 59m

38 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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The Letters tries to honor Mother Teresa with an unstintingly positive portrayal of her life and works, but ends up smothering a fascinating real-life story under a bland hagiography. Read critic reviews

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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 & Crew

Juliet Stevenson
Mother Teresa
Max von Sydow
Father Celeste van Exem
Rutger Hauer
Benjamin Praagh
Priya Darshini
Shubashini Das
Kranti Redkar
Deepa Ambereesh
Aapo Pukk
Young Fr Van Exem
Kaizaad Kotwal
Archbishop Perrier
Tillotama Shome
Kavitha Singh
Mark Bennington
Graham Widdecombe
William Riead
Screenwriter
Corky Barton
Executive Producer
Lourden Saks
Executive Producer
Jack N. Green
Cinematographer
Andras Ostrom
Film Editor
Ciaran Hope
Original Music
Aman Mohan Vidhate
Production Design
Agnes Goveas
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