The Wings of the Dove

The Wings of the Dove

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Helena Bonham Carter delivered an Academy Award-nominated performance in Hackers director Iain Softley's adaptation of Henry James' 1902 novel. More

Kate (Carter) is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher (Linus Roache). But she knows her Aunt Maude (Charlotte Rampling) will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets a terminally ill American heiress named Millie (Alison Elliott) traveling through Europe, she comes up with a conniving plan to have both love and wealth.

The film also earned Oscar nominations for its adapted screenplay, cinematography and costume design.

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1997Rating: R102 minsUK, USAMiramax
DramaRomance

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The Wings of the Dove | Reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

In The Wings of the Dove, there is a fascination in the way smart people try to figure one another out. The film is acted with great tenderness.

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Variety

Variety

Visually the film impresses... Pacing is crisp... Dialogue is often caustically witty, and the relations clearly delineated.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The difference is that Iain Softley, who directed Wings of the Dove, and his screenwriter Hossein Amini, who wrote the overlooked "Jude," are keen observers who bring a wealth of ambiguity and mystery to the surface -- and release their characters from the cliches that easily could have swallowed them.

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The Wings of the Dove | Release Details

The Wings of the Dove is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV and AroVision.