Around 1906, the widow Lilia Herriton meets a young man when she visits Italy and marries him. The man is only a dentist without a good name, and Lilia's relatives are clearly unhappy with her choice. Lilia dies while giving birth to a son, and two relatives travel to Italy to take care of of the baby, expecting no trouble from the father.
28 February 1992 (USA)
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Also Known As:
E.M. Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread
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Opening Weekend USA: $42,404,
1 March 1992
Gross USA: $1,403,033
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,403,033
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Did You Know?
According to Rita Kempley
in The Washington Post, the film's source "Where Angels Fear to Tread" novel by E.M. Forster
, and his second book, "A Room With A View", were both "inspired by Forster's first trip to passionately sunny Italy early in the century". See more
In a scene outside on the veranda in Gino's house in Italy, Lilia (Helen Mirren
) has her back to the view of the countryside. At one point, when the camera is on her, a white van can be seen driving along the road in the distance. It is clearly a 1990s-era vehicle, moving much faster than automobiles of the era could have. See more
I'm your husband!
And I have the money!
Vaga luna che inargenti
Music by Vincenzo Bellini See more