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Enchanted April (1991)

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This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has its own civilizing influence on the viewer. It's almost like taking a ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Newell

Writers:

Elizabeth von Arnim (novel), Peter Barnes
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Josie Lawrence ... Lottie Wilkins
Miranda Richardson ... Rose Arbuthnot
Alfred Molina ... Mellersh Wilkins
Neville Phillips Neville Phillips ... Vicar
Jim Broadbent ... Frederick Arbuthnot
Michael Kitchen ... George Briggs
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Fisher
Polly Walker ... Caroline Dester
Stephen Beckett ... Jonathan
Matthew Radford Matthew Radford ... Patrick
Davide Manuli ... Beppo
Vittorio Duse ... Domenico
Adriana Facchetti Adriana Facchetti ... Francesca
Anna Longhi Anna Longhi ... Costanza
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This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has its own civilizing influence on the viewer. It's almost like taking a little mini-trip to Italy, a gorgeously filmed enchantment. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

It's April in Italy, and anything can happen...even love.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 December 1992 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Avril enchanté See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,200,170
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The final film watched by singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, the vase of flowers at the dining table repeatedly changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mellersh Wilkins: Lady Caroline, housekeeping for a party that includes my wife - you render me speechless! You do know she's the daughter of Lord Dester, THE Lord Dester?
Mrs. Fisher: Ah! Well that accounts for it then. The botch-up her father made in his department during the war was a national scandal!
Mellersh Wilkins: They never could actually prove anything.
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Chanson de Matin
Composed by Edward Elgar
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a perfect gem of a film
7 February 2001 | by suetrSee all my reviews

This is a lovely, spirit-restoring movie. From the use of the actual villa that inspired Elizabeth Arngrim to write the novel in the 1920s to the inspired casting, every choice was perfectly right! The quiet joy of this film doesn't stale after repeated viewings. Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Polly Walker and Joan Plowright seem to have been born to play these parts! I would dearly love to see Enchanted April released on DVD in a widescreen format.


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