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Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  28 February 1992 (USA)
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After a rich Edwardian widow impulsively marries a handsome but poor Tuscan dentist and dies in childbirth, her English in-laws try to gain custody of the baby.

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Cast

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Philip Herriton
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Lilia Herriton
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Caroline Abbott
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Thomas Wheatley ...
Mr. Kingcroft
Sophie Kullmann ...
Irma
Vass Anderson ...
Mr. Abbott
Sylvia Barter ...
Mrs. Theobald
Eileen Davies ...
Ethel
Siria Betti ...
Hotel-Keeper
Giovanni Guidelli ...
Gino Carella
Anna Lelio ...
Luca Lazzareschi ...
Spiridione
Sergio Falasca ...
Carriage Driver
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Storyline

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 Mattias Thuresson

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for sensuality, violence and theme | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

28 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ahol angyal se jár  »

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$1,403,033 (USA)
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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 »

Quotes

Philip Herriton: [to Gino] I'm sure you're honorable, but are you wise?
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Lucia di Lammermoor
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Music by Gaetano Donizetti (as Donizetti)
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Pieces from Forster
3 September 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

About love and disillusion. About different worlds and small gestures. A movie about few British characters and some Italian drops. In final, flavor of old letters. A adaptation with a seductive Helen Mirren and same Bonham Carter. Rupert Graves - piece of same play, childish, fragile and gray. So, nothing new. A E. M. Forster at right place, with usual ingredients and known recipes. But it is correct. For public, for lost emotions, for circle of silence and nice hour. Than, not a surprise. Only game for need to discover warm colors, lessons of life in tender sauce, words of a feeling and same traces of our time in the respiration of sentiments in a space - material for ordinary dreams.


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