All hope has abandoned convicted murderer Charlotte Cory (Connie Nielsen) until she starts receiving letters from stranger Frank Nitzche (Aidan Quinn); as the two begin corresponding, Frank falls in love with her and becomes determined to save her from execution. As Charlotte’s lawyer (Kelly Preston) frantically works on an appeal, Frank races to prove Charlotte’s innocence before time runs out. Billie August directs this absorbing thriller.
Bille August (born November 9, 1948) is a Danish film and television director. Most of his projects have been in co-operation with Swedish production and with a mainly Swedish cast. He was partially educated in Sweden and also married to Swedish actress Pernilla August from 1991 to 1997. His film Pelle the Conqueror from 1987 won both the Palme D’or, Academy Award and Golden Globe. He is one of the very few directors to win the Palme D’or twice, winning the prestigious award again in 1991 for The Best Intentions, based on the autobiographical script by Ingmar Bergman. He later went to Hollywood, directing several films, but so far none have been as successful as his early work. —Wikipedia