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The Wings of the Dove

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Original title
The Wings of the Dove
Running time
102 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hossein Amini (Novel: Henry James)
Ed Shearmur
Eduardo Serra
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Co-production United Kingdom-United States; Miramax
Drama | Costume Drama
Movie Groups
Henry James Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Kate Croy's mother was born to wealth and privilege, but she threw it all away to marry Kate's father, a penniless opium addict who admits to having stolen from his wife. After her mother's death, Kate is offered an opportunity to return to the life her mother gave up. There is a condition, however: Kate must sever all of her old ties, not only to her father, but also to her lover, the muck-raking journalist Merton Densher, whom she has promised marriage. Kate reluctantly agrees to this, and in the meantime becomes friendly with "the world's richest orphan," Millie Theale, an American making the Grand Tour. Desperate to see Kate, Merton crashes a party that she and Millie are attending, and Millie is attracted to him. When Kate learns that Millie is dying, she comes up with a plan to have her cake and eat it too...but all does not go as planned.
1997: 4 Nominations for Oscar: including Best Actress, Adapted Screenplay
1997: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actress Drama (Helena Bonham Carter)
1997: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Makeup and Cinematography. 5 Nominations
1997: National Board of Review: Best Actress (Helena Bonham Carter)
1997: Associación of Critics of Toronto: Best Actress (Helena Bonham Carter)
1997: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actress (Bonham Carter). 2 Nominations
1997: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Bonham Carter)
1997: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
1997: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Bonham Carter) & Sup. Actress (Elliot)
1997: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nom. for Best Actress (Bonham Carter)
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