PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
An American girl inherits a fortune and falls into a misguided relationship with a gentleman confidence artist whose true nature, including a barbed and covetous disposition, turns her life into a nightmare.
The cast includes four Oscar winners: Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Sir John Gielgud, and Shelley Winters; and three Oscar nominees: John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, and Viggo Mortensen.
Things are always different from what they might be.
they show piazza del Campidoglio in Rome as it was when they made the movie but the paving was put in place only in 1940, although following the 16th century project by Michelangelo, and the statue of Marcus Aurelius was regularly in place. It was removed for restoration in 1981 and then substituted by a copy in 1996.
Jane Campion thanks her family, Colin, Alice and Richard, for their generous support, suggestions and encouragement during the making of this film.
$107,819 29 December 1996