My House in Umbria

Synopsis: After surviving a gruesome terrorist attack on an Italian train line, romance novelist Emily Delahunty opens up her home and solitary life to a trio of stranded survivors. She soon forms friendships with each, but develops a special attachment to the young orphan Aimee. So when Aimee's distant uncle arrives to retrieve the girl, Emily strives to convince the cold, mourning man that Umbria is Aimee's rightful home.
Director(s): Richard Loncraine
Production: HBO Films
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations.
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103 min

the girl in the white dress...

"walked with a step

as light as a morning cobweb."

Are you real? Or are you a dream?

Do I not look real?

I've seen you before, I think...

in a dream.

It was here.

I came to see you after the bomb.

You were not conscious.

I'm Inspector Girotti.

It was a dream.

Perhaps. If you say so.

Are they all dead?

The people in the carriage?

- Carrozza 219?

- Not all.

The older Englishman survived.

The German survived,

but he has some burns.

- And the little girl.

- Little American girl.

- Is she injured?

- Not physically.

By some miracle, she escaped unharmed...

but she is traumatized. She cannot speak.

Come in.

- May I talk to her?

- Of course.

Hello, Aimee.

I wonder if you remember who I am.

I'm Mrs. Delahunty.

I have lots of other names as well.

Don't you remember?

Splinters of glass in my legs.

Could have been a lot worse.

They've got me marching up and down

this damn corridor about 50 times a day.

So I struggle back and forth.

- The German boy's got some nasty burns.

- Yes, I was told.

We're lucky to be alive.

The little girl can't talk.

- They're looking for her relatives.

- Oh, dear. How sad. Poor thing!

I'm so sorry about your daughter.

At least it was quick.

Very admirable. Your stoicism.

I expect a military life demands such.

If you'll excuse me,

I'd better do some more walking.

They'll take me off if I don't.

- Where do you want all this stuff?

- In the cabinet, if there's room.

Silk scarves. Sunglasses. Tights.

- Why do women cart around so much crap?

- Cheers the spirit.

- Guess who gave me this.

- No idea.

Ernie Chumps.

It's a birthday present.

Ernie Chumps! You're well rid of him.

I thought he'd come back.

He said he'd come back.

He said a lot of things. I told you he'd skip.

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William Trevor

William Trevor KBE (24 May 1928 – 20 November 2016) was an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. One of the elder statesmen of the Irish literary world, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers of short stories in the English language.He won the Whitbread Prize three times and was nominated five times for the Booker Prize, the last for his novel Love and Summer (2009), which was also shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award in 2011. His name was also mentioned in relation to the Nobel Prize in Literature. In 2014, Trevor was bestowed Saoi by the Aosdána.Trevor resided in Devon, South West England, from the 1950s until his death at the age of 88. more…

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