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
Do you want the child to stop with his father who loves him but will bring him up badly, or do you want him to come to Salston, where no-one loves him but he will be brought up well?
Vaga luna che inargenti
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