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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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Release Date:
22 September 1995 (USA) See more »
A charming, wealthy English gentleman. Two beautiful women. If it only takes a moment to fall in love, imagine what can happen in...
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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  (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
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
92 min | Germany:85 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Edward Fox and Uma Thurman had previously co-starred in Robin Hood (1991), which was also directed by John Irvin.See more »
Continuity: 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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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Redgrave and Fox, what a combination!, 1 July 2000

A Month By The Lake, a wonderful little film. Set at the eve of World War 2 in Italy at Lake Como. A love triangle occurs between Redgrave, Fox and Thurman. The comic aspect is done very well, notible for its Tennis and boating scenes. But this also has a sad aspect as the Major(Fox) thinks that Miss Beaumont(Thurman) is in love with him, but is really only having a little fun teasing him. The lake is so wonderful and so are the photographs that Miss Bentley take.John Irvin gives good direction to the film which again adds effect and beauty. One of my favourite films it captured me. A film of very rare excellence with three top actors of past and present. 5 out of 5, wonderful.

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