Up At the Villa
|Release Date: May 05, 2000||Running Time: 115 mins.|
|MPAA Rating: PG 13||Box Office: $2,927,319.00|
|Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Period, Romance, Thriller|
Kristin Scott Thomas
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Summary:Set amidst the expatriate community of Florence in 1938 -- during the rise of Fascism on the eve of World War II -- a penniless, widowed young British socialite, Mary Panton, travels to Italy to take up residence in the villa of some absent friends, only to find herself embroiled in a love triangle and political intrigue. When her much older friend Sir Edgar, a career-oriented diplomat, asks for her hand in marriage, then departs for a few days while she considers his proposal, Mary meets some provocative Anglo-Americans at a dinner party. Shortly thereafter, she develops a relationship with one of them, a dangerously appealing American man to whom she confides her dark secret.