• Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991)

Where Angels Fear to Tread

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: November 7th, 2006

PG |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

When a rich widow, Lilia (Helen Mirren), visits Tuscany with her friend Caroline (Helena Bonham Carter), she falls in love with Gino (Giovanni Guidelli), a poor man. Lilia's former mother-in-law, Irma (Judy Davis), doesn't think the marriage is a suitable one, but she can't convince Lilia to return to England. When Lilia dies in childbirth, Irma sends her son, Philip (Rupert Graves), to bring the child back, but he encounters multiple obstacles, including his newfound infatuation with Italy.

Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Rupert Graves, Giovanni Guidelli, Barbara Jefford, Dame Helen Mirren, Thomas Wheatley, Sophie Kullman

Director: Charles Sturridge

Genres: Drama

Production Co: WGBH, Chestermead, BBC America

Keywords: Death, Friend, Forbidden love, Passionate, Emotional, Pursuit, Son, Transformation, Family, Husband