The Age of Innocence

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Wealthy lawyer Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is engaged to sweet socialite May Welland (Winona Ryder) in 1870s New York. On the surface, it is a perfect match. But when May's beautiful cousin Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer), who is estranged from her brutish husband, arrives in town, Newland begins to question the meaning of passion and love as he desperately pursues a relationship with Ellen, even though she has been made a social outcast by Archer's peers.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Friday September 17 1993
Duration: 138 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenwriter: Martin Scorsese, Jay Cocks
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis
Richard E Grant
Alec McCowen
Miriam Margolyes
Winona Ryder
Michelle Pfeiffer
Mary Beth Hurt
Joanne Woodward
Siân Phillips
Geraldine Chaplin