My House In Umbria (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Ronnie Barker The General
Chris Cooper Thomas 'Tom' Riversmith
Benno Furmann
Giancarlo Giannini Inspector Girotti
Maggie Smith Mrs. Emily Delahunty
Timothy Spall Quinty
Benno F├╝rmann Werner
Libero De Rienzo Dr. Innocenti
Emmy Clarke Aimee
Cecilia Dazzi Rosa Crevelli
Anna Longhi Signora Barcini
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Richard Loncraine
Producer Ann Wingate
Writer William Trevor; Hugh Whitemore
Studio HBO; Hbo Home Video
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 49 mins
Country UK
Color Color
Falling neatly into the Enchanted April and Under the Tuscan Sun category, the made-for-HBO My House in Umbria boasts lovely Italian vistas and comforting Englishness. But it begins with a note of violence: on a train rolling through the sunny countryside, a terrorist bomb detonates, killing a handful of passengers. The strangers that survive recuperate at the villa of an eccentric but kindly romance novelist, also a survivor of the blast. She's played by Maggie Smith, who bustles through the role with a pleasing mix of gin and daffodils. Chris Cooper is an uptight American who comes to the villa to pick up his orphaned niece and bristles at the bohemian atmosphere. Director Richard Loncraine maintains the melancholy mood amidst the sun-dappled gardens of Umbria, but Smith really holds the film together with her authority and slightly tipsy humor. --Robert Horton
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1593
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/29/05
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Widescreen (16:9)
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 026359203220
Release Date 11/25/03
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.0 [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1