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In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Marceau ... Elisabeth Laurier
Stephen Dillane ... Charles Godwin
Dominique Belcourt ... Louisa Godwin
Kevin Anderson ... John Taylor
Lia Williams ... Constance
Joss Ackland ... Lord Clare
Sally Dexter Sally Dexter ... Molly Holland
Emma Amos ... Ellen
Maggie McCarthy Maggie McCarthy ... Mrs. Jago
Wolf Kahler ... Sussman
Annabel Giles Annabel Giles ... Amy Godwin
John Flanagan John Flanagan ... Robert Ames
Valerie Minifie Valerie Minifie ... Hannah
Diana Payan Diana Payan ... Mrs. Maidment
John Hodgkinson John Hodgkinson ... Carlo
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Storyline

In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven years later she is hired as governess to a girl on a remote Sussex estate. The father of the girl, Charles Godwin, turns out to be that anonymous landowner. So Elisabeth has to be her own daughter's governess, and she can't reveal the secret of her tie with little Louisa. Written by Anonymous

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Passion has no limits

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A la luz del fuego See more »

Filming Locations:

Calvados, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$236,775, 11 September 1998

Gross USA:

$784,419, 27 December 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

After seven years, despite evolving fashions, neither hero nor heroine have made any change in hairdo or style of clothes. Nor do they look a day older. See more »

Quotes

Charles Godwin: [At night in the schoolroom] Louisa tells me you have a story about firelight.
Elisabeth: Yes. I tell her Firelight is a magic time, when times stands still.
Charles Godwin: Why'd you tell her that?
Elisabeth: I find it helps. A time with no rules at the end of the day.
[She walks over to the fire and kneels to pick up two cards Louisa left on the floor earlier]
Charles Godwin: I must ask you to help me.
Elisabeth: How?
Charles Godwin: There was a time - there was a short time, when we were close you and I.
Elisabeth: Yes?
Charles Godwin: Do you remember it?
[...]
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Simply Wonderful!
11 September 1998 | by Marco RadkeSee all my reviews

A wonderful photographed movie with a convincingly playing Sophie Marceau. Absolutely recommendable for fans of historical romances.


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