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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 25 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 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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Release Date:

25 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi casa en Umbria See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Mrs. Emily Delahunty: [voiceover] I was the only one who had not lost a loved one, having none to lose.
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Connections

Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Marvelous for Words
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Bing Crosby
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A somewhat addictive creation in sunshine and Dame Maggie at her peak
8 February 2006 | by alanjohnnormanSee all my reviews

Who else could have played Emily Delahunty except Maggie Smith. She was made for the part and executed the drinking sessions with such skill that one cannot be sure when she really is sober! The way the she carried the commentary through to her flashbacks which added so much reality - her whole character to this part endured you to being a guest at her house in Umbria.

Wonderful Ronnie Barker who is now dearly missed - played the part as the General with much richness, great looks and expressions sometimes without dialogue. Just surprised as to how well he can act in the serious roles rather than just the "PORRIDGE" comedy world.

Very worthy of viewing and skillfully shot in some magic settings in Italy! The music was not to intrusive but matched the sunny scenes portrayed in Italy but most prominent of awards, with respect to Dame Maggie Smith must go to director Richard Loncraine for his excellent if not too gentle but stunning direction and allowing the warmth of the plot to ooze through the screen to its viewers.


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