Italian-set drama starring Maggie Smith as Emily Delahunty, an author of romantic novels living in Umbria. One day, while on a shopping excursion to Milan, she becomes one of a number of victims of a terrorist bomb attack on the train. Emily recovers quickly from the event, but others in her carriage are more deeply affected: a young German journalist (Benno Fürmann), a British general (Ronnie Barker) and particularly a young American girl orphaned in the blast (Emmy Clarke). Emily invites her fellow survivors to join her at her beautiful country home, where her free and unconventional lifestyle helps them all to overcome their ordeal. Timothy Spall and Chris Cooper co-star.