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Stealing Beauty -- A young girl travels to Italy to search for her father and to lose her virginity.
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Release Date:
14 June 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The most beautiful place to be is in love.
Plot:
After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 11 nominations See more »
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Marvelous coming-of-age story... See more (85 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Bernardo Bertolucci 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bernardo Bertolucci  story
Susan Minot 

Produced by
Yves Attal .... executive producer: UGC Images
Chris Auty .... associate producer
Jeremy Thomas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Hartley 
 
Cinematography by
Darius Khondji 
 
Film Editing by
Pietro Scalia 
 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
Celestia Fox 
 
Production Design by
Gianni Silvestri 
 
Art Direction by
Domenico Sica 
 
Set Decoration by
Cynthia Sleiter  (as Cinzia Sleiter)
 
Costume Design by
Louise Stjernsward 
 
Makeup Department
Italo Di Pinto .... assistant hair stylist
Mirella Ginnoto .... hair stylist
Enrico Iacoponi .... assistant makeup artist
Nilo Jacoponi .... makeup artist (as Nilo Iacoponi)
 
Production Management
Mario Cotone .... production supervisor
Marco Mauti .... protools consultant
Pietro Sassaroli .... unit manager (as Piero Sassaroli)
Michael Saxton .... post-production supervisor
Attilio Viti .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Serena Canevari .... first assistant director (as Serena Merlini Canevari)
Pasquale Plastino .... second assistant director
Silvia Ranfagni .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Antonio Beccarisi .... construction manager
Rodolfo Calascibetta .... set dresser
Vito Consoli .... painter
Galliano Donati .... plasterer
Goffredo Franceschini .... carpenter
Diego Maria Giorgetti .... assistant dresser (as Diego Giorgetti)
Luciano Magagnini .... set dresser
Roberto Magagnini .... prop master
Rodolfo Mignacca .... draper
Franco Pizzonia .... carpenter (as Francesco Pizzonia)
Cesare Rossiello .... greensman
Marco Rossiello .... greensman
Salvatore Saito .... assistant set decorator
Bruno Schiavi .... draper
Bernardo Siciliano .... mural artist
Matthew Spender .... sculptor
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... adr supervisor
Benni Atria .... dialogue editor
Don Banks .... boom operator
Michael Billingsley .... dialogue editor
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound dubbing mixer
Fernando Caso .... sound effects editor
Alessio Doglione .... adr editor
Edmondo Gintili .... foley editor
Alvaro Gramigna .... foley artist
Andrea Gramigna .... sound effects editor
Claudio Gramigna .... sound effects editor
Tom Johnson .... re-recording mixer
Angelo Raguseo .... re-recording mixer
Federico Savina .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Ivan Sharrock .... sound mixer
Andrea Lancia .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tim Partridge .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fabrizio Amendola .... electrician
Alessia Bulgari .... still photographer
Daniele Cafolla .... electrician
Aldo Colanzi .... key grip
Vittorio Contino .... generator operator
Marc Koninckx .... Steadicam operator
Marc Koninckx .... camera operator: second unit
Philippe Le Sourd .... focus puller
Stefano Marino .... gaffer
Antonio Marra .... grip
Patrizio Marra .... grip
Giuseppe Meloni .... best boy
Peter Mountain .... still photographer
Angelo Novi .... still photographer
Nicola Pecorini .... Steadicam operator
Nicola Pecorini .... camera operator: second unit
Sebastiano Pino .... electrician
Piero Quaglietti .... best boy
Salvatore Ruberto .... electrician
Marco Santarelli .... grip
Luciano Teolis .... clapper loader: second unit
Angelo Tiberti .... camera grip
Severino Tramontani .... electrician
Enrico Umetelli .... camera operator
Riccardo Umetelli .... second focus puller
Vincenzo Vedovato .... video operator
Claudio Zamarion .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Meredith Tucker .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claudio Manzi .... costume assistant
Maria Antonietta Salvatori .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Benni Atria .... assistant editor: avid
Alessandro Corradi .... apprentice editor
Carlo La Bella .... color consultant (as Carlo Labella)
Yvan Lucas .... color timer (as Ivan Lucas)
Emanuela Lucidi .... assistant editor
Erika Manoni .... apprentice editor
Daniele Sordoni .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Attilio Viti .... location manager
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Howard Ball .... orchestral contractor
Chris Dibble .... music score mixer
Richard Hartley .... conductor
Jupiter Sen .... music editor
Elizabeth Wendel .... associate music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Sebastiano Argentino .... production driver
Nicolas Beaugonin .... production driver
Attilio Belfiore .... production driver
Raffaele Bello .... production driver
Mario Campagna .... production driver
Sergio Forcina .... transportation captain
Antonio Lionetti .... production driver
Pietro Marrocco .... production driver
Balilla Santoro .... production driver (as Remo Santoro)
Giuseppe Serra .... production driver (as Piergiuseppe Serra)
 
Other crew
Marco Albertini .... office production assistant
Maurizio Antonelli .... caterer
Vittorio Bernardini .... projectionist
Cicely Berry .... adr dialogue coach (as Cecily Berry)
Pierina Betti .... caterer
Nicoletta Billi .... publicist: Italy
Vanessa Bolton .... production assistant
Giuseppe Ceci .... caterer
Jocelyn Cousins .... assistant to producer
Hazel Crombie .... production accountant
Sevilla Delofski .... assistant to producer
Suzanne Durrenberger .... script supervisor
Antonio Etzi .... caterer
Franco Fantini .... production accountant
Dario Fiorentini .... production assistant
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Fabien Gerard .... script supervisor
Giuliano Ghiselli .... crowd marshall: Siena
Marina Grappelli .... assistant production accountant
Metka Kosak .... garden/textile designer
Alberto Lardani .... title designer
Stephan Mallmann .... business affairs
Loredana Manili .... production secretary
Daniele Nerenzi .... production assistant
Sosta Palmizi .... choreographer
Attilio Pettirossi .... caterer
Patrizia Pierucci .... assistant production accountant
Anna Powell .... assistant to producer
Michela Prodan .... dialogue coach
Emanuela Riganelli .... office production assistant
Andre Ristum .... production assistant (as André Jemma Ristum)
Elisabetta Doná Delle Rose .... local production secretary
Fulvio Rossi .... office production assistant
Olivia Sleiter .... production coordinator
Antonio Smiraglia .... caterer
Saskia Spender .... production assistant
Ron Swinburne .... financial controller
Giorgio Vigna .... jewel designer: Miranda's jewels
Alessio Doglione .... dubbing director (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Clare Peploe .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dancing by Myself" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, some drug use and language
Runtime:
118 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack are a real life couple and have been married since 1978.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Lucy meets Richard at the pool, she puts her hand on the pool's edge twice.See more »
Quotes:
Miranda:I decided I had to get rid of it one summer before school. I ended up doing it with the same guy my best friend did it with. He was the local... deflowerer...
Christopher:I remember that guy! Oh Miranda, he was repulsive!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
IN QUESTA SPLENDIDA CITTASee more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Marvelous coming-of-age story..., 16 October 2005
Author: dwpollar from Evansville, Indiana USA

1st watched 10/15/2005, 9 out of 10(Dir-Bernardo Bertolucci): Marvelous coming-of-age story about a young woman named Lucy(played by Liv Tyler), returning to a place where her deceased mother spent a lot of time and rejuvenates some of the relationships she had four years prior while her mother was still alive. Bernardo Bertolucci again masterfully weaves this story in his usual poetically-visual style of directing. You feel like he's given everything he has and more to tell this story. It's told mainly from the main character's point of view, which is amazing in itself, but is possibly why the screenplay was written by a woman, Susan Minot. The story begins as Lucy arrives at her destination with a diary of her late mother's in hand. She reads thru this as a means to get to know her mother better(we get the feeling that she was not as close to her as she would have liked to be). The trip is also a way to explore this by getting to know her from the people who were close to her. The trip was the gift from her father, whom she has never met, and thus begins another search for her. Her virginity is also a hot topic, but mostly from those around her. She had only kissed a boy five years prior when she visited before and is still infatuated with him and hopes he will be the one(if you know what I mean). Since her mother's death she has closed herself up in many ways, and this has been one of them(although she denies this). Every character in this story is full of life in one way or another and seems to know their place in it except Lucy. And that's basically what this story is about. Her self discovery and her finding her place in the history of her family. The Italian landscape provides breathtaking views that Bertolucci takes great advantage of, the modern music blended with classical makes for an awesome soundtrack, and of course the storytelling plays it's way to a wonderful ending that leaves you again wanting to know these people more and more. This is where Bertolucci succeeds so well. His characters are rich and full of stories like real people who are merely here to enjoy their life. What a concept and what a film from a masterful director!!

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