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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 »
User Reviews:
A master work by a master director. Excellent! 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
Alessio Doglione .... adr editor
Edmondo Gintili .... foley editor
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Angelo Raguseo .... sound 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
 
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
Attilio Viti .... location manager
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:
Liv Tyler (Lucy) was really 19 years old when she was playing in this movie .See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Lucy:Why are you crying?
Osvaldo Donati:Because I want to kiss you.
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Soundtrack:
Glory BoxSee more »

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46 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
A master work by a master director. Excellent!, 30 May 2006
Author: i-got-away from France

I am a Bertolucci fan, and this film is one of the reasons why. I watch it again and again and never get tired of it. Don't be fooled by the 'losing virginity' theme; this film is about life, and death, and everything that happens in between. It's about what you seek and what you're willing to give up to get it.

One of the best things about this film is that every character has a story, and an arc in the film, most of which is given by just one or two lines or shots in the film. For example, near the end of the film, Sinead Cusack's character slumps at the table after having taken an old friend to the hospital, probably for the last time. She says she misses England "and rain, and milk that goes off", and says that she's tired of looking after people. Then everyone starts coming in and asking about dinner, and she just gets up and opens the fridge. In less than a minute, we see into her life and character in a way that most films would take at least an act to explore. We even learn a lot about Lucy's mother (Lucy is played by a young Liv Tyler), even though she has died before the beginning of the film and never appears in it except in a photograph (also of Tyler).

There is not a flaw in any of the performances. Never do we feel that these are people acting. They just feel like people, interacting, and we always have a feeling of their life leading up to the moments we see them, and they are interesting lives.

The location itself is one of the characters, and it is beautifully shot, the colours saturated and rich. It feels like you can touch the stones, smell the air, feel the grass and flagstones beneath your bare feet. If you don't want to go to Tuscany after seeing this film, you are ill or on the wrong medication. The beauty that is being stolen, or that people want to steal, is not just the beauty of the young virgin on the hill, it is the beauty of life, of living, of learning, of looking back and finally giving it all up, knowing it cannot be stolen. I know that some people criticize Bertolucci for his aesthetic, for bringing the beauty out of every moment, even the horrible ones, and I say to those people that they live the life they choose.

Finally, there is the soundtrack, which runs from alt-pop to classical to everything in between and works perfectly. It illuminates Lucy's internal reality and is true to the music that a girl of her age would have been listening to at that time, and it also helps set the scene and smooth transitions between scenes.

This is a master work by a master director, and one of my favourite films of all time.

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