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As I remember, the heroine belongs to a chilly, oppressive Christian church which specifically forbids the ringing of bells even on special occasions. The movie views her as a kind of saint or martyr who suffers willingly for her disabled husband and finally offers her life by submitting again to the men on the sea. So when she dies, the ringing of giant ...


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Yeah, its the guys on the boat. They were so rough that the other prostitutes would not go there, and tried to brutalize Bess on her first visit there. She goes back and the next thing we know she is heading to the hospital in serious condition. Its not explicitly shown but I think that is just because they were trying to avoid being gratuitous, I ...



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