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Up at the Villa

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Release Date: May 05, 2000Running Time: 115 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $2,927,319.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Period, Romance, Thriller


Kristin Scott Thomas

Sean Penn

Anne Bancroft

James Fox

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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.