The Golden Bowl

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Released 2000

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Director:
James Ivory
Released:
2000
Rating:
R
The Golden Bowl is a film adaptation of the based of the 19th century novel by Henry James. It is a tale of love and treachery. The main character is wealthy American art collector Adam Verver who is traveling Europe with his daughter Maggie right afterf the death of his wife. In their travels, Adam and Maggie deal with the American socialite Mrs. Assingham who enjoys playing matchmaker, whether or not her subjects are interested or not. She introduces Maggie to Prince Amerigo, a member of Italian royalty, and after a bit of prodding, they announce their intention to marry. Mrs. Assingham also pushes Adam into a relationship with Charlotte, a close friend of Maggie, and they too decide to wed. However, no one else knows that Amerigo and Charlotte were once lovers, who broke off their relationship because he couldn't marry a commoner with no money. Their passion is eventually too strong to resist, and they embark on a very adulterous affair, which becomes even more dangerous when Mrs. Assingham learns of it.moreless

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