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Firelight (1997)

R
103 min | Romance, Drama

In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven years later she is hired as governess to a girl on a...See moreIn 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven years later she is hired as governess to a girl on a remote Sussex estate. The father of the girl, Charles Godwin, turns out to be that anonymous landowner. So Elisabeth has to be her own daughter's governess, and she can't reveal the secret of her tie with little Louisa. Written by Anonymous See less
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$135,401
Gross (US & Canada)
$785,482
Gross (World)
$785,482
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Sep 4, 1998 (United States)

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28 cast members
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Sophie Marceau
Elisabeth Laurier Elisabeth Laurier   See fewer
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Stephen Dillane
Charles Godwin Charles Godwin   See fewer
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Dominique Belcourt
Louisa Godwin Louisa Godwin   See fewer
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Kevin Anderson
John Taylor John Taylor   See fewer
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Lia Williams
Constance Constance   See fewer
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Joss Ackland
Lord Clare Lord Clare   See fewer
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Sally Dexter
Molly Holland Molly Holland   See fewer
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Emma Amos
Ellen Ellen   See fewer
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Maggie McCarthy
Mrs. Jago Mrs. Jago   See fewer
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Wolf Kahler
Sussman Sussman   See fewer
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Annabel Giles
Amy Godwin Amy Godwin   See fewer
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John Flanagan
Robert Ames Robert Ames   See fewer
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Diana Payan
Mrs. Maidment Mrs. Maidment   See fewer
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Hugh Walters
Dr. Geddes Dr. Geddes   See fewer
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Peter Needham
Rector Rector   See fewer
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Melissa Knatchbull
Mrs. Hurst Mrs. Hurst   See fewer
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Frank Rozelaar-Green
Dancemaster Dancemaster   See fewer
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Trevor St. John Hacker
Fashionable Guest (as Trevor St. John-Hacker) Fashionable Guest (as Trevor St. John-Hacker)   See fewer
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Katharine Levy
French Maid French Maid   See fewer
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Valerie Sarruf
French Patronne French Patronne   See fewer
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Mark Chapman
Servant Jake Servant Jake   See fewer
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Ian Crowe
Thomas Thomas   See fewer
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Harry Jones
William William   See fewer
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Tom Fisher
Davey (uncredited) Davey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Standeven
Elderly Waiter (uncredited) Elderly Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 3,842 votes