Where Angels Fear to Tread Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Where Angels Fear to Tread the Movie

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Another turn-of-the-century tale of the English in Italy from the pen of E.M. Forster. Widowed, 40ish Lilia (Mirren) is urged by her stuffy in-laws to spend some time in Italy. Much to everyone's dismay she impulsively marries a 21-year-old Italian--with disastrous consequences. Based on Forster's first novel, the characters are more stereotypical and the story less defined than his later works and the movies made from them. Impressive performances and beautiful settings make up for a somewhat lackluster direction that isn't up to the standards set by the team of Merchant Ivory, responsible for the Forster films "A Room with a View" and "Howard's End."

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Available on VHS
Running time 112 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 1900s, Books to Film: E.M. Forster, Tragedy, Italy, Marriage
Screenplay
Charles Sturridge, Tim Sullivan, Derek Granger
Cast
Rupert Graves, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Helen Mirren, Giovanni Guidelli, Barbara Jefford, Thomas Wheatley, Sophie Kullman
Cinematography
Michael Coulter
Director
Charles Sturridge
Music
Rachel Portman
Producer
Sovereign Pictures, Derek Granger

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