A Month by the Lake (1995)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  22 September 1995 (USA)
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For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Major Wilshaw
Signora Fascioli
Carlo Cartier ...
Mr. Bonizzoni
Vittorio Balsari
Natalia Bizzi ...
Signora Bonizzoni
Frances Nacman ...
1st American Lady
Paolo Lombardi ...
Riccardo Rossi ...
Sonia Martinelli ...
Veronica Wells ...
2nd American Lady
Carlotta Bresciani ...
Bonizzoni Angel
Bianca Tognocchi ...
Bonissoni Angel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ayanta Barilli


For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other English-speaking guests are brash Americans. Then Major Wilshaw arrives. He suggests they meet for cocktails and Miss Bentley stands him up -- not even thinking about it -- as she helps the new nanny of an Italian family settle in. Miss Beaumont, a tall, young American who has dropped out of finishing school in Switzerland, is bored and finds some amusement in flirting with the major, whose libido is awakened for the first time since before the great war. And Miss Bentley now finds more about the major to admire than his ears. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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A charming, wealthy English gentleman. Two beautiful women. If it only takes a moment to fall in love, imagine what can happen in...


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for moments of sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor à Beira do Lago  »

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$2,196,534 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The producer Robert Fox is the younger brother of Edward Fox (Major Wilshaw) and the former son-in-law of Vanessa Redgrave (Miss Bentley). See more »


The position of Ms. Bentley's racket while she's playing tennis. See more »


[first lines]
Miss Bentley: The story begins on Lake Como, many years ago during the last fantastic summer before the war.
Miss Bentley: Returning to the lake has always seemed like coming home. Everyone is so friendly. Everyone is welcome. The Villa Barbianello basks all day long in the lakeside sun, which is hotter than usual for late April.
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Tuli-Tulip Time
Music by Maria Grevet
Words by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Accademia Musicale Italiana
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A picture postcard perfect little tale
3 March 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"A Month by the Lake" has strong parallels with "Up at the Villa" as both films are about the idle rich who spend time at a villa in the North of Italy in the days prior to WWII. "A Month..." is a sublime story about a very starched Brit (Fox) and a somewhat capricious lady (Redgrave). Both mature, in late middle age, the principals stumble along on a collision course with love in this sweet, airy, picture postcard perfect little tale. An enjoyable watch for more mature audiences. A must see for Redgrave fans.

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