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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 »
The most beautiful place to be is in love.
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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3 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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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)
Clare Peploe .... special thanks

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Additional Details

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

Liv Tyler would later with Ben Affleck on "Armageddon" and "Jersey Girl" and Jeremy Irons would later star opposite Ben Affleck in "Batman VS. Superman: Dawn of Justice".See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Lucy enters the Tuscan Villa for the first time you see a swallow (Hirundo rustica) flying combined with the screeching call of the swift (Apus apus).See more »
Lucy:Why are you crying?
Osvaldo Donati:Because I want to kiss you.
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40 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful film, 10 March 2003
Author: jersbar from Minneapolis, MN

I just saw this for the first time a little while ago and I thought it was one of the most beautiful films I have seen in a long time. It captures all the aspects of life, the anger, elation, pain, and just being. Liv Tyler was perfect for this movie because she can reach into her soul and bring out this perfect, virginal girl. As I watched the first time, I did not pick up on everything, but the second time around, it was all rising action, leading to the end that amazed me in the innocence and beauty portrayed in the love between two people. I found myself wishing that I was that beautiful girl on a trip to Italy, figuring out my past and controlling my sexuality. I view this film as a work of art because of its perfect portrayal of love and the way it can sneak up behind us when it is standing right in front of us.

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