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Carried Away

Carried Away (also known as Acts of Love) is a 1996 American English language film directed by Brazilian Bruno Barreto. It is based on the novel Farmer by Jim Harrison.

Plot

Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged schoolteacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there is no excitement, even in his long-time relationship with a widow. However, when a 17-year-old beauty enrolls in his class, life takes an unexpected turn. She boards her horse in his barn and she then seduces him. They carry on a furtive relationship which leaves him torn between the passion, and knowing that he is doing something wrong. When her indiscretion starts the inevitable scandal, many different reactions ensue.

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    author
    director Bruno Barreto
    editor Bruce Cannon
    genre drama
    keywords carry on dying mother
    musicBy Bruce Broughton
    producer Amy Irving Paul Hertzberg
    publisher Fine Line Features
    theme romantic drama