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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:
3 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Summer in Tuscany See more (85 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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:
Sarah Harmon, Lucy's mother in the photo is Liv Tyler.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the mirror scene Lucy has muddy feet, but she had only got out of the bath moments earlier, and had not been outside.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:
Trio, piano and strings, no. 5, C major, K. 548See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Summer in Tuscany, 27 July 2012
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

I loved Bernardo Bertolucci's movie "Stealing Beauty" (1996) when I saw it for the first time almost 15 years ago, and I remember how surprised I was to rather mixed and lukewarm reactions of some famous and respectable critics towards it. Many of them accused Stealing Beauty in what they called "apparent self-indulgence, and lack of character development and drama." I don't care about self-indulgence if it helps to create as beautiful and pleasing to all senses film as Stealing Beauty. And if the critics did not feel sweet gentle sadness from encountering the stealing beauty that one can't hold on to forever, I feel sorry for them.

I re-watched the film recently and I loved it even more than first time. It has got some healing quality to it, it glows under Tuscany sun. It is filled with warmth, longing and bitter-sweetness.

This must be one of my favorite movies about coming of age, about unforgettable moment in time that changes life of a young person forever and touches lives of all people around her. In the center of the film, there is Lucy, a 19 years old American girl, who came to Italy to spend the summer with the group of artists - friends of her mother while trying to come to terms with her mother's recent suicide and the secrets that she took with her. Lucy will learn more about people she thought she knew well and about herself. She will change forever during the unforgettable summer in Tuscany.

Stealing Beauty is a European film in the best sense of the word. Leisurely paced, gorgeously shot, it looks in the faces of characters, in the beauty surrounding them, with interest and affection. This is a lovely film that celebrates life and beauty of youth, nature and Italy, Art and power of memory. This film reminds me another favorite of mine, "Enchanting April" (1992). Perhaps, because both movies have the same atmosphere, the similar scenery, the sun of Tuscany, and their effect on characters, and both are so delightfully and unabashedly romantic.

Liv Tyler in her first big role lit the screen with her beauty and, charming awkwardness. She was very convincing as the girl hesitating to step over the border between adolescence and maturity. Lyv Tyler obviously was not an experienced actress at 19 but I don't think it was required of her. Lucy was natural and charming, innocent and curious, she was the center of the film, and her innocence, wholesomeness, insecurity and seriousness touched lives of everyone she spent that summer in Tuscany with. Watching Tyler simply move on screen is a cinematic pleasure. One second, the movements of her endless legs and arms are graceful and fluid, next - she is all angular impetuosity. She knew the effect of her luminous beauty on everyone but she was not quite sure how to deal with it.

Besides Liv Tyler in the performance that made her a star, Jeremy Irons is also memorable as Alex Parrish. "Stealing Beauty" was the last feature film of the multi- talented, famous and beloved French actor, Jean Marais, mostly known for his collaboration with Jean Cocteau, Lucino Visconti and for many excellent film and stage performances.

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