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My House in Umbria (2003)

TV-14 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | TV Movie 25 May 2003
An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.



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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »


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Doctor Innocenti
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Anna Longhi ...
Signora Barcini
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Silvia De Santis ...
Alison Cameron Adam ...
General's Daughter (as Alison Adam)
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Taddeo Harbutt ...
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After surviving a gruesome terrorist attack on an Italian train line, romance novelist Emily Delahunty opens up her home and solitary life to a trio of stranded survivors. She soon forms friendships with each, but develops a special attachment to the young orphan Aimee. So when Aimee's distant uncle arrives to retrieve the girl, Emily strives to convince the cold, mourning man that Umbria is Aimee's rightful home. Written by Jwelch5742

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Mi casa en Umbria  »

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Mrs. Emily Delahunty: [to Inspector Girotti] Are you real or are you a dream?
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Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) See more »


Music by Erroll Garner
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
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A Very Modern Fairy Tale
3 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Too many reviews here and in print misinterpret My House in Umbria as another sweet movie in the Big Scenery genre, too few emphasize the film's essential theme of fictions and illusions. And yet, are they really illusions when you are aware of weaving them? Emily Delahunty has just experienced something absolutely horrific and over the course of the film, we learn too of her early losses and calamities. Somewhere along the line, she chose happiness; in fact, she chooses it time and again. Her foil in the movie is the Chris Cooper character, a cold man whose scientific mind brooks no illusions. She's persistent with him. She wants to draw him out and draw him in, seducing him into her enchanted world view. She may succeed a little. She'll certainly succeed with anyone who mindfully watches this tale unfold. If this is a fairy tale, it's a stunningly contemporary one. We who rise every morning and meet each day's challenges with some enthusiasm, we who continue to love, work and create in a world threatened by terrorism, live this fairy tale too.

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