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A Month by the Lake -- For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year...
A Month by the Lake -- Miss Bentley returns to her former quiet childhood vacation spot only to get mixed up in a wild and flirtatious adventure. Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Uma Thurman and Edward Fox.

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22 September 1995 (USA) See more »
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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...
Plot:
For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vanessa Redgrave ... Miss Bentley

Edward Fox ... Major Wilshaw

Uma Thurman ... Miss Beaumont

Alida Valli ... Signora Fascioli
Carlo Cartier ... Mr. Bonizzoni

Alessandro Gassman ... Vittorio Balsari
Natalia Bizzi ... Signora Bonizzoni
Frances Nacman ... 1st American Lady
Paolo Lombardi ... Enrico
Riccardo Rossi ... Guido
Sonia Martinelli ... Maria
Veronica Wells ... 2nd American Lady
Carlotta Bresciani ... Bonizzoni Angel
Bianca Tognocchi ... Bonissoni Angel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ayanta Barilli

Directed by
John Irvin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.E. Bates  story
Trevor Bentham 
Josep Llurba  translation and adaptation

Produced by
Tamara Asseyev .... associate producer
Patricia Carr .... line producer
Robert Fox .... producer
Donna Gigliotti .... executive producer
Cesare Landricina .... line producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
 
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
 
Production Design by
Gianni Giovagnoni 
 
Set Decoration by
Mauro Passi 
Joanne Woollard (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Lia Francesca Morandini 
 
Makeup Department
Sergio Gennari .... chief hair stylist
Nilo Jacoponi .... makeup artist
Katia Luksza .... assistant hair stylist
Simone Marazzi .... assistant makeup artist
Fiorella Sensoli .... hair stylist
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Piero Amati .... production supervisor
Andrea Borella .... unit production manager
Patrick Carrarin .... unit manager
Nik Panic .... production manager: additional shoot
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clarita Di Giovanni .... second second assistant director
Luca Lachin .... first assistant director
Carlo Gabriel Nero .... third assistant director
Bojana Sutic .... second assistant director
Paul Tivers .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Paulo Camelli .... scenic artist
Maurizio De Bellis .... storyboard artist
Nazzareno Piana .... assistant production designer
Claudio Tamburelli .... propman
Adriano Tiberi .... propman
Claudio Villa .... property master
 
Sound Department
Terry Busby .... assistant sound editor
David Crozier .... sound mixer
Archie Ludski .... adr editor
David Novack .... sound re-recording mixer
Rocky Phelan .... assistant adr editor
Don Sharpe .... foley editor
Andrew Sissons .... boom operator
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer
Les Wiggins .... sound editor
Sandy Buchanan .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Dan Edelstein .... supervising sound editor: US release (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Massimo Cristofanelli .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Chandler .... optical effects
 
Stunts
David Ambrosi .... stunt double
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator (as Franco Salamon)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Bianchini .... electrician
Vincenzo Carpineta .... focus puller
Aldo Chessari .... focus puller
Mario De Cinti .... generator operator
Luciano Giusepponi .... grip (as Luciano Giuseppone)
Luciano Micheli .... grip
Antonio Piselli .... electrician
Fiorangelo Plocco .... gaffer
Marco Pontecorvo .... camera operator
Maurizio Salvatori .... grip
Vladimiro Salvatori .... key grip (as Wladimiro Salvatori)
Marcello Tallone .... electrician
Luciano Teolis .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Rita Forzano .... casting: Rome
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Laura Balestra .... wardrobe assistant
Maria De Angelis Olivieri .... seamstress
Alessandra Querzola .... wardrobe supervisor
Stefania Svizzeretto .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Tracy Glenister .... second assistant editor
David Hamme .... colorist
William Parnell .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Robin Clarke .... music editor
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
 
Other crew
Beatrice Arweiler .... location manager
Elisabetta Bartolomei .... office production assistant: Rome
Vanessa Bolton .... assistant: John Irvin
Beryl Brown .... assistant accountant
Giorgio Catalano .... assistant accountant
Francesca Deodato .... production secretary
Gabriella Di Santo .... production coordinator
Francesca Ghiotto .... script supervisor
Pauline Hume .... title designer
Marcello Lanza .... assistant accountant
Flavio Mellano .... motorcycles
Vincenzo Mellano .... motorcycles
Pierantonio Micciarelli .... second assistant director
Sandra Nixon .... production accountant
Maurizio Pigna .... location manager
Paola Raimondi .... production assistant
Peter Thompson .... unit publicist
Daniele Tiberi .... location accountant
Luciano Tito .... production assistant
 

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Rated PG for moments of sensuality
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92 min | Germany:85 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia:
Miss Beaumont's name means 'beautiful mountain'. This is in reference to the considerable height difference between Beaumont (Uma Thurman) and Major Wilshaw (Edward Fox).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The position of Ms. Bentley's racket while she's playing tennis.See more »
Quotes:
[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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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Into another world, 16 November 2006
Author: Brigid O Sullivan (wisewebwoman) from Toronto, Canada

And for me, that's what movies are all about, whether it be the Disney Cinderella that was my first movie ever, or this last, A Month by the Lake, that is the place I want to be, in some other realm outside my own experience. And this movie fulfills that desire on many fronts and also kept me guessing from beginning to end.

The performances of the cast were extraordinary in the most difficult of materials, an understated script and the repressive natures of the leads. Vanessa Redgrave -playing Miss Bentley, a beyond middle-age spinster of uncertain age - does much with this. In her outwardly almost flirtatious behaviour you catch the loneliness within, but barely. You determine she does have an interest in pursuing the major, she hears his voice in a dining room and then goes in slow pursuit but practically stands him up on the first 'date' and for no earthly reason we can determine.

Edward Fox - playing Major Wilsaw a retired colonel from WW1 - has the major down pat, the peacocky walk, the clipped sentences, the fear lurking behind the eyes, all embodying the pre-war world of 1937 in Italy on Lake Como.

Uma Thurman, in one of her first 'airings' plays Miss Beaumont, a young woman taking a position as a nanny to a wealthy Italian family staying at the same resort as Miss Bentley and Major Wilshaw who flirts one thinks rather cruelly with the Major leading him on in boredom but does she, we wonder, when the movie takes off in unexpected directions.

Vanessa is sexy and wonderful, you sense there is an unstated other life underlying her character as there is with Major Wilshaw. Uma is the ingénue of a kind, an unmanageable young woman, incorrigible as another era would have it, sent to straighten herself out in Europe far away from disgracing her family in America. She is the innocent abroad, or is she. She assumes an avid interest in the photographs Miss Bentley takes of the young man in love with Miss Bentley (a scene contrived by Miss Bentley) and is astounded at Miss Bentley's capacity to captivate.

It meanders along from there with beautiful cinematography and an unforgettable tennis game. Too slow moving for many tastes. Wonderful eccentric characters - too odd for some - played to the hilt by a stellar cast. 8 out of 10.

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