In this dramatic adaptation by Jack Pulman (I, Claudius) of the classic Henry James novel, a damaged golden bowl reflects the truth in a hidden relationship and redirects the lives of all the characters into whose hands it has been placed. A young American in Europe, Maggie is devoted to her father, the rich and cultured Adam Verver. Introduced to the charismatic Italian Prince Amerigo by her trusted friend Fanny Assingham, she soon falls in love and a suitable marriage of affection and convenience takes place. When Amerigo runs into a former mistress, the attractive Charlotte Stant, he cannot help but rekindle their friendship and introduce her to his wife. Maggie, in turn, sees a suitable companion for her father, and so a second marriage that draws upon the Verver fortune takes place. All coexist, some knowingly, some blindly, until a hidden crack in a golden bowl exposes the truth and sets in motion an irreversible chain of events.
Release Date: 11 June 2012
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance