My House in Umbria (2003)

Not Recommended
Television Film
Director: Richard Loncraine
Writers: Hugh Whitemore, William Trevor
Cinematographer: Marco Pontecorvo
Composer: Claudio Capponi
Cast: Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Chris Cooper, Benno Fürmann, Giancarlo Giannini, Timothy Spall, Libero De Rienzo, Emmy Clarke

Although some of the performances (not to mention the plot) are less than convincing, and visually, despite its locale, it is often a tad bland, this tale of unlikely friendships formed under tragic circumstances – in which the survivors of a terrorist attack take comfort in each others’ company at an idyllic country retreat – just about manages to hold the attention throughout. Iain.Stott