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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.

Director:

Richard Loncraine

Writers:

William Trevor (novel), Hugh Whitemore (teleplay)
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Smith ... Mrs. Delahunty
Ronnie Barker ... General
Chris Cooper ... Thomas Riversmith
Benno Fürmann ... Werner
Giancarlo Giannini ... Inspector Girotti
Timothy Spall ... Quinty
Libero De Rienzo ... Doctor Innocenti
Emmy Clarke ... Aimee
Cecilia Dazzi Cecilia Dazzi ... Rosa Crevelli
Anna Longhi Anna Longhi ... Signora Barcini
Deirdre Harrison Deirdre Harrison ... Phyllis
Silvia De Santis Silvia De Santis ... Madeleine
Alison Cameron Adam Alison Cameron Adam ... General's Daughter (as Alison Adam)
Lynn Swanson ... Francine Riversmith
Taddeo Harbutt Taddeo Harbutt ... Young General
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Storyline

After surviving a gruesome terrorist attack on an Italian train line, romance novelist Mrs. Emily Delahunty (Dame Maggie Smith) 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 (Emmy Clarke). So when Aimee's distant uncle arrives to retrieve her, Emily strives to convince the cold, mourning man that Umbria is Aimee's rightful home. Written by Jwelch5742

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Every survivor has a story. (US one-sheet) See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Mrs. Emily Delahunty's (Dame Maggie Smith's) car is an Alfa Romeo 6C-2500, produced between 1947 and 1953. It is a five-seat touring car popular with affluent post-war customers interested in a sporty yet comfortable vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Emily Delahunty: I have several other names. Perhaps you might prefer one of them? Gloria Grey. Janine Ann Johns. Cora Lamont.
Aimee: Why do you have so many names?
Mrs. Emily Delahunty: Well, we have different clothes for different occasions. Why not have different names?
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Soundtracks

Non Piu Andrai
from "Marriage of Figaro"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Timothy Spall
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How does one heal? Alone, or in the company of friends?
14 April 2004 | by weirsalSee all my reviews

A tragedy leaves five people scarred. To heal, one of the survivors invites the others to her home in the Umbrian hills. As she says, to let the beauty of Umbria be a healing balm.

Umbria is one of the stars of the film, yet with a deft hand the director and cinematographer weave its physical beauty to complement the unfolding drama of the film.

Maggie Smith delivers a stunning performance. Her character is a flawed woman who escapes into an alcoholic haze and dreamweaving to explore her soul and the souls of those around her. Ever curious, she delves into places she should not, but always with kind and good intentions.

Chris Cooper plays a persnickety scientist with understated excellence. His facial expressions are magnificent, his words economical, his performance strong.

Ronnie Barker plays a retired English military with aplomb. Beno Furmann delivers a low-key performance, his eyes and his face reflecting guilt and pain. Timothy Spall plays an Irishman with a rare sweetness. A young American girl, Emmy Clarke, plays the film's lynchpin, Aimee, with simple perfection. And Giancarlo Giannini adds a deft touch.

This is a delightful film. There is no glitz, no whiz-bang action. It is a study of the human soul, of the human capacity to deal with pain, to cope, and to survive. The acting ranges from the good to the wonderful, and it is a fabulous example of film-making.


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Language:

English | Italian | German | Latin

Release Date:

25 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi casa en Umbria See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,324,900
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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