PG | | Drama, Comedy, War
An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.
Cher has stated that the only reason she took the part of Elsa was because director/writer Franco Zeffirelli said he could only see her and no other actress in the role.
Title Card: The love affair between the artistically-inclined English community and Florence was soon to be overshadowed by the clouds of war.
Title Card: But at the moment the sun is still shining on the squares and statues, and the dictator Mussolini is ...
Elsa is referred to as "a Jew". Until long after World War II, a female Jew in Europe was referred to as "a Jewess".
£123,788 (UK) (4 April 1999)
$14,348,123 (USA) (24 October 1999)
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