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My House in Umbria [DVD] [2003]

  • SKU: 6010489
  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Rating: NR
This made-for-cable adaptation of William Trevor's novel has been given a solid presentation for its release on DVD. My House in Umbria has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1; the images have also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English-language audio track has been presented in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a dubbed version in Spanish appears in Dolby Digital Stereo. Optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles are also offered on this edition. Bonus materials include a commentary track with director Richard Loncraine and executive producer Frank Doelger discussing the film, as well as text biographies of the key cast and crew members.

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    Special Features

    • Audio commentary with director Richard Loncraine & executive producer Frank Doelger
    • New from HBO trailer
    • Cast & crew bios
    • Chapters
    • Audio and subtitle selection
    • Closed Captioned


    My House in Umbria
    Adapted from William Trevor's novella of the same name, the made-for-cable My House in Umbria stars Dame Maggie Smith as Mrs. Emily Delahunty, a British romance novelist living in Italy. While on a shopping excursion to Milan, Emily barely survives a terrorist train bombing. Though she recovers fairly rapidly from her ordeal, three others -- a German journalist a British general and a traumatized orphan girl -- still bear profound physical and emotional wounds. In the spirit of democracy and compassion, the pluck Mrs. Delahunty invites her fellow survivors to recuperate at her lavish Italian estate. This ersatz family gets along famously -- at least until the arrival of the orphan's priggish uncle, American entomologist Tom Riversmith (Chris Cooper), who strongly disapproves of Mrs. Delahunty's carefree lifestyle. Filmed on location in Tuscany and Rome, My House in Umbria debuted May 25, 2003, on the HBO cable service. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Ron Barker - The General
    • Chris Cooper
      Chris Cooper - Tom Riversmith
    • Giancarlo Giannini
      Giancarlo Giannini - Inspector Gotti
    • Timothy Spall
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