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A Month by the Lake -- Enjoy the fun of this sexy comedy winner! At a luxurious lakeside resort, an attractive red-headed guest (Vanessa Redgrave-The Pledge; Girl, Interrupted) has her eye on a handsome, well-to-do bachelor.
A Month by the Lake -- For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year...


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H.E. Bates (from: the novella "A Month by the Lake" by)
Trevor Bentham (screenplay)
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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  from: the novella "A Month by the Lake" by
Trevor Bentham  screenplay
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 
Casting by
Rita Forzano 
Production Design by
Gianni Giovagnoni 
Set Decoration by
Mauro Passi 
Joanne Woollard (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Lia Francesca Morandini  (as Lia Morandini)
Makeup Department
Sergio Gennari .... chief hair stylist
Nilo Jacoponi .... makeup artist
Katia Luksza .... assistant hairdresser
Simone Marazzi .... assistant makeup artist
Fiorella Sensoli .... hairdresser
Gino Zamprioli .... assistant 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 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 (as Paolo Camelli)
Maurizio De Bellis .... storyboard artist
Ugo Flavoni .... antique props: supplier
Nazzareno Piana .... assistant production designer (as Nazareno Piana)
E. Rancati .... props supplier
Iolando Rocchetti .... construction
Claudio Tamburelli .... propman
Adriano Tiberi .... propman
Claudio Villa .... propmaster
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 Salomon)
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Attwood .... unit stillsman: & Miss Bentley's stills
Mario Bianchini .... electrician (as Mario Mariano Bianchini)
Vincenzo Carpineta .... focus puller (as Enzo Carpineta)
Aldo Chessari .... focus puller
Mario De Cinti .... genny operator
Luciano Giusepponi .... grip (as Luciano Giuseppone)
Luciano Micheli .... grip
Roberta Pampanini .... rushes runner
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 (as Maria Olivieri De Angelis)
Sartoria Gabriella Lo Faro .... costumes supplied by
Alessandra Querzola .... wardrobe supervisor
Stefania Svizzeretto .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Tracy Glenister .... second assistant editor
David Hamme .... colorist
William Parnell .... additional editor
William Parnell .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Beatrice Arweiler .... location manager
Maurizio Pigna .... location manager
Music Department
Robin Clarke .... music editor
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Accademia Musicale Italiana .... music performed by: the orchestra of the
Transportation Department
Garry Clark .... vehicle services
Mario Fara .... unit driver
Antonio Galise .... unit driver
Ambrogio Meschini .... unit driver
Dario Messina .... unit driver
Riccardo Nicolini .... unit driver
Walter Santalmasi .... unit driver
Moreno Scipioni .... unit driver
Massimiliano Taglioni .... unit driver
Other crew
Elisabetta Bartolomei .... contact: Rome office
Vanessa Bolton .... assistant: to John Irvin
Ali Bongo .... magic advisor
Beryl Brown .... assistant accountant
Giorgio Catalano .... assistant accountant
Maria Filomena Cirillo .... unit nurse
Francesca Deodato .... production secretary
Gabriella Di Santo .... production coordinator
Francesca Ghiotto .... script supervisor
Pauline Hume .... title designer
Cesare Landricina .... media: land representative
Marcello Lanza .... cashier
Nancy Mannigham .... dialogue coach
Flavio Mellano .... motorcycles
Vincenzo Mellano .... motorcycles
Pierantonio Micciarelli .... second assistant director
Sandra Nixon .... production accountant
Simon Olswang .... legal services
Paola Raimondi .... production assistant
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance: UK
Enzo Sisti .... fiscal representative: Italy
Peter Thompson .... unit publicist
Daniele Tiberi .... location accountant: Italy (as Danieli Tiberi)
Luciano Tito .... production assistant
Hatty Vidal-Hall .... contact: London

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Rated PG for moments of sensuality
92 min | Germany:85 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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This film also reunites Edward Fox with Vanessa Redgrave since their previous film Oh! What a Lovely War (1969). There is a gap of twenty-six years between the two films.See more »
Factual errors: When Miss Bentley is listening to the BBC broadcast it reports a meeting between "M.P. [Member of Parliament] Winston Churchill" and German foreign minister Ribbentrop over German demands that, if not granted, would lead to war. The movie takes place in April 1939, and Churchill was not prime minister until May 10, 1940, and not yet a member of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's cabinet until September 3, 1939. While Churchill was still an influential member of the Tory party, it would have been unusual for the German Foreign Minister to confer with him and not Lord Halifax, who was Britain's Foreign Secretary at the time.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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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A fine film, unnoticed by most, 4 February 2003
Author: sparkyfarber

I have watched this film often, and it improves with time. Ms Redgrave is captivating. Mr Fox, a bit of a fop, elicits my sympathy vis-a-vis his bad treatment from Ms Thurman. It is beautifully filmed and has the quality unique to films not American made. Not necessarily better, just different. Did I not say I was enchanted with Ms Redgrave's character? I liked her for her maturity, her vulnerability and her decency. I wanted them to get together and the last scene delighted me.I recommend this film to those who do not need blockbuster productions in order to be entertained. It's a gem!

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