Stealing Heaven

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Stealing Heaven ★★ ½ 1988 (R)

Based on the lives of Abelard and Heloise. In 12th-century Paris, a theologian and teacher falls in love with a beautiful young woman, and the two must defend their bond from all comers, including her righteous uncle. Steamy; trimmed to 108 minutes after threatened X rating. Attractive and cerebral. Available in a 115 minute-uncut, unrated version. 108m/C VHS . GB YU Derek de Lint, Kim Thomson, Denholm Elliott, Mark Jax, Bernard Hepton, Kenneth Cranham, Angela Pleasence, Rachel Kempson; D: Clive Donner; W: Chris Bryant; M: Nick Bicat.