Around 1906, the widow Lilia Herriton meets a young man when she visits Italy and marries him. The man is only a dentist without a good name, and Lilia's relatives are clearly unhappy with her choice. Lilia dies while giving birth to a son, and two relatives travel to Italy to take care of of the baby, expecting no trouble from the father. Written by
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In a scene outside on the veranda in Gino's house in Italy, Lilia (Helen Mirren
) has her back to the view of the countryside. At one point, when the camera is on her, a white van can be seen driving along the road in the distance. It is clearly a 1990s-era vehicle, moving much faster than automobiles of the era could have. See more
[Speaking about Italy
It may be filled with churches and beautiful pictures, but you can only judge a country by its men.
"Lucia di Lammermoor"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
(as Donizetti) See more