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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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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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Box Office

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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Trivia

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 postwar customers interested in a sporty yet comfortable vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Emily Delahunty: My real parents were... travellig entertainers. They had no use for a child. "Not the sort of people you'd care for", said the mother who wasn't my mother. The people I lived with couldn't have children. They bought me.
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Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) See more »

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Cha Cha Cha D'Amour
Written by Henri Salvador and Leo Johns
Performed by Dean Martin
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A magic performance by Maggie Smith
6 January 2008 | by pippymacSee all my reviews

This is quiet gem of a film. The storyline is basic, almost simplistic, but the direction allows the actors to add value where it counts.

Maggie Smith is delightful as the aged authoress, with a penchant for Grappa who, after a bomb explodes on a train, offer the survivors of her compartment, recuperation at her home in Umbria.

The Italian countryside is simply magnificent, the photography of Maggie Smith's villa and its surrounds(or should I say Mrs Delahunter's villa) gives a beautiful feeling of a somewhat tired place of residence for a somewhat tired individual, who has been there and done that but in a rather upper class British way. There are the usual disparate individuals coming to terms (or not?) with their their problems and then we have the police inspector, trying to suss whether any of the 'guests' can help. Unfortunately this aspect of the film, particularly the dealings with the police inspector, adds little and if anything detracts from the story. It is a necessary component but I feel could have been integrated better.

The supporting cast, particularly Ronnie Barker and Timothy Spall, add to the ambiance of the film and its quiet charm.

Why only seven out of ten? The direction I think is a little too light in that if it were not for the calibre of the actors, this might have been a poor 'B' Movie, but perhaps that is what the Director intended by letting good acting raise the film beyond its basic storyline.

This is now shown on TV, so give yourselves a treat, forget being a film reviewer and just soak up the acting and the atmosphere. If it is not on your local TV, it is worth renting for a night - just make sure you and you partner(it is essential that you and your partner watch this together) have a nice chilled glass of a sparkling Italian wine and indulge in quiet, but thoroughly pleasant entertainment.


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