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Under the Tuscan Sun -- While on vacation, a just-divorced writer buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim, hoping it will be the start of a change for the better in her life.
Under the Tuscan Sun -- Clip: Frances Escapes Gawking Men
Under the Tuscan Sun -- While on vacation, a just-divorced writer buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim, hoping it will be the start of a change for the better in her life.
Under the Tuscan Sun -- Clip: New House Monologue


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Writers (WGA):
Frances Mayes (book)
Audrey Wells (screen story)
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Release Date:
26 September 2003 (USA) See more »
The Only Thing More Surprising Than The Chance She's Taking...Is Where It's Taking Her See more »
A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations See more »
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I Really Loved This Film See more (318 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Diane Lane ... Frances

Sandra Oh ... Patti

Lindsay Duncan ... Katherine

Raoul Bova ... Marcello
Vincent Riotta ... Martini

Mario Monicelli ... Old Man with Flowers
Roberto Nobile ... Placido
Anita Zagaria ... Fiorella
Evelina Gori ... Nona Cardinale
Giulia Steigerwalt ... Chiara

Pawel Szajda ... Pawel

Valentine Pelka ... Jerzy
Sasa Vulicevic ... Zbignew
Massimo Sarchielli ... Nino

Claudia Gerini ... Signora Raguzzi
Laura Pestellini ... Contessa

David Sutcliffe ... Ed

Kate Walsh ... Grace

Don McManus ... Nasty Man
Matt Salinger ... Colleague

Elden Henson ... Author
Johnny Radzik ... San Francisco Guy (as John Radzik)
Geoffrey Rivas ... Head Mover

Jack Kehler ... Apartment Manager

Dan Bucatinsky ... Tour Member Rodney

Kristoffer Ryan Winters ... David Tour Guide (as Kristoffer Winters)
Sean Kaplan ... Seat Mate

Jeffery Jones ... Gay Tourist
Giuseppe Buondonno ... Gay Tourist

Vittorio Pecchillo ... Gay Tourist
Andrea Saran ... Gay Tourist
Giulia Bernardini ... Gay Tourist
Marco Fubini ... Rome Man #1
Davide Paganini ... Rome Man #2
Pierfilippo Macchiavelli ... Rome Man #3
Nuccio Siano ... Gianni
Malva Guicheney ... Gianni's Daughter

Marit Nissen ... German Woman

Ralph Palka ... German Man

Marco Bonini ... Dinner Guest
Salvatore Lazzaro ... Contractor #1
Sandro Dori ... Contractor #2
Marcello Marziali ... Contractor #3
Domenico Gennaro ... Marcello's Cousin
Romina Cansanella ... Marcello's Niece

Emiliano Novelli ... Positano Policeman
Francesca Petrucci ... Choir Singer
Chiara Porti ... Signor Martini's Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeffrey Tambor ... Frances' Divorce Lawyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Audrey Wells 
Writing credits
Frances Mayes (book "Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy")

Audrey Wells (screen story)

Audrey Wells (screenplay)

Produced by
Katie DiMento .... associate producer
Laura Fattori .... executive producer
Mark Gill .... executive producer
Jon Goldman .... associate producer
Sandy Kroopf .... executive producer
Edoardo Petti .... associate producer
Tom Sternberg .... producer
Audrey Wells .... producer
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson 
Film Editing by
Arthur Coburn 
Andrew Marcus 
Todd E. Miller 
Casting by
John Brace 
Beatrice Kruger  (as Béatrice Kruger)
Linda Lowy 
Production Design by
Stephen McCabe 
Art Direction by
Franco Fumagalli  (as Gianfranco Fumagalli)
Gianni Giovagnoni 
Set Decoration by
Nick Evans 
Mauro Passi 
Cynthia Sleiter  (as Cinzia Sleiter)
Cynthia Sleiter 
Costume Design by
Nicoletta Ercole 
Makeup Department
Francesco Nardi .... makeup artist
Alessio Pompei .... hair stylist
Raffaella Ragazzi .... additional makeup dailies (2004)
Maurizio Silvi .... makeup designer
Mauro Tamagnini .... hair designer
Candy L. Walken .... hair stylist: Diane Lane
Production Management
Manuela Cacciamani .... assistant unit manager
Brent W. Hall .... post-production supervisor (as Brent Hall)
Riccardo Neri .... unit production manager
Federico Santangelo .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alberto Mangiante .... first assistant director
Nicola Marzano .... second second assistant director
Robert J. Mooney .... second assistant director: San Francisco
Barbara Pastrovich .... second assistant director
Luigi Spoletini .... first assistant director: additional photography
Art Department
Barbara Ancarani .... art department coordinator
Chiara Balducci .... set decoration assistant
Cristina Cecili .... painter
Cristiano Donzelli .... storyboard artist
Tommaso Dubla .... head painter
Derrick Kardos .... graphic designer
Letizia Santucci .... assistant set decorator
Jody Weisenfeld .... set decorator: San Francisco
Mark Warren .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stephen Balliet .... boom operator: San Francisco
Bob Beemer .... supervising sound mixer
Aaron Glascock .... supervising sound editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Howard London .... adr mixer
Scott Millan .... re-recording mixer
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor
Fred Peck III .... sound re-recordist
Kira Roessler .... sound editor
Katherine Rose .... foley artist (as Catherine Rose)
Curt Schulkey .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Nelson Stoll .... production sound mixer: San Francisco unit
John Joseph Thomas .... foley supervisor
Marvin Walowitz .... sound editor
Clive Winter .... sound
Special Effects by
Al Broussard .... special effects supervisor: LA reshoots
Stefano Corridori .... special effects technician
John McLeod .... special effects supervisor: San Francisco
Thomas Rasada .... special effects technician: LA reshoots
Visual Effects by
Ozzie Carmona .... digital artist
David Emerson .... optical and digital line-up
Patrick Flanagan .... digital compositor
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title
Jim Gorman .... digital compositor
Bruce Harris .... digital compositor
Brad Kalinoski .... digital compositor
Bonnie Kanner .... visual effects executive producer: Pixel Magic
Bill Kent .... visual effects supervisor
George Macri .... visual effects producer
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor: Pixel Magic (as Raymond McIntyre Jr.)
Rodney Montague .... visual effects producer
Reid Paul .... digital effects supervisor
Kevin Struckman .... CG artist: Pixel Magic
Devin Uzan .... digital compositor
Bob Wiatr .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Joseph Francis .... animator: Pacific Title (uncredited)
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt camera-vehicle assistant
Alessandro Novelli .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Franco Biciocchi .... still photographer
Paolo Bovi .... grip
Fausto Cancellieri .... machinist
Matteo Carlesimo .... focus puller: "a" camera
Greg Davies .... gaffer: San Francisco unit
Francesco Di Giacomo .... focus puller
Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci .... director of photography: second unit
Paolo Frasson .... dolly grip
Giovanni Gabriele .... electrician
John Gazdik .... first assistant: B camera, San Francisco
Luke Hock .... best boy grip: San Francisco
Todd Kuhn .... key grip: San Francisco
Massimiliano Kuveiller .... second assistant camera
John Lacy .... best boy electric: San Francisco
Emanuele Leurini .... second assistant camera: b camera
Emiliano Leurini .... focus puller: "b" camera
Gianmaria Majorana .... camera operator: "a" camera
Paul Marbury .... first assistant camera: A camera, San Francisco
Raffaele Massa .... focus puller
Michael Milella .... key grip
Johnny Radzik .... Steadicam operator
Johnny Radzik .... camera operator: "b" camera
Johnny Radzik .... director of photography: second unit
Flaviano Ricci .... grip
Luca Sardini .... electrician
Jimmy Stuart .... dolly grip: San Francisco
Alberto Torrecilla .... additional first assistant camera: "c" camera
Doriano Torriero .... key grip
John Trunk .... video assist operator: San Francisco
Fabio Ciotto .... second assistant camera: additional unit (uncredited)
Animation Department
Gary Hebert .... animator
Casting Department
Sandy Holt .... additional special voice casting
Derek J. Marquardt .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Lombardi .... costume assistant
Maria De Los Angeles Parrinello .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... dailies color grader
Todd E. Miller .... additional editor
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Ellen Taylor .... assistant editor
Yvonne Valdez .... first assistant editor
Corinne Villa .... assistant editor: avid
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Location Management
Nicola Fedrigoni .... assistant location manager
Massimo Iacobis .... location manager
Erik Paoletti .... location manager
Gianluca Passone .... location manager
Gail Stempler .... location manager: San Francisco
Music Department
Fernand Bos .... supervising music editor
William Boston .... orchestrator (as Bill Boston)
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
George Doering .... musician
Chris Douridas .... music consultant
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
Mark Estes .... music preparation
Mark Graham .... music librarian
Jon Robert Hall .... off-camera singer
Karen Harper .... off-camera singer
Andrew Kaiser .... orchestrator
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Mitchell Leib .... executive in charge of music
Stephen Lotwis .... music editor: temp music
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Pat Weber .... scoring technician
Transportation Department
Doug Dovichi .... transportation captain
Tom Driskill .... local transportation captain: San Francisco
Edoardo Moracci .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Marco Adesso .... aerial crew and engineer
Simona Batistelli .... production coordinator
Daniela Berardi .... payroll clerk
Kate Bowe .... unit publicist
Betsy Chory .... assistant: Ms. Wells, USA
Stella D'Onofrio .... script supervisor
Lara dall'Antonia .... production secretary
Carol DePasquale .... script supervisor: San Francisco
Willy Faso .... production assistant
Alessandra Fortuna .... office production contact: Rome
Pamela B. Green .... producer: main/end titles
Gary Hebert .... title designer
Jonathan Herman .... assistant: Mr. Sternberg
Erin Kaufman .... production coordinator: Los Angeles/San Francisco
J.C. McIlwaine .... production assistant: San Francisco
Franco Penna .... production accountant
Roberto Penna .... auditor
Carla Maria Perrina .... accountant
Andrea Piria .... cashier: Italy
Michela Prodan .... head dialogue coach
Jason Reed .... production executive
Jennifer Rivieccio .... personal assistant: Ms. Wells
Jay Roberts .... accountant
Jay Roberts .... post-production accountant
Alessandro Ruggeri .... assistant production coordinator
Maria Assunta Sangermano .... personal assistant: Ms. Lane
Federico Santangelo .... production assistant
Yovel Schwartz .... production assistant: San Francisco
K.L. Connie Wang .... script clearance administrator (as Connie Wang)
Francesco Scopelliti .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language
113 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:0 | Italy:T | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:M | Philippines:R-13 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:7 | Sweden:Btl | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #40079)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The director wanted to cast actual Polish actors to play the immigrant Polish workers in the film, but couldn't due problems and delays getting work visas for the Polish actors from the Italian government.See more »
Continuity: When Frances meets Marcello, she is being pursued by a group of men. As she runs around a corner, her boots are visible underneath her dress and they are medium brown or tan. Later on that same day, when Frances and Marcello start making love in the antiques store, her boots are black.See more »
Patti:Can you star-69 Italy?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fear of Clowns (2004) (V)See more »
Humming ChorusSee more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
I Really Loved This Film, 14 May 2006
Author: luckylib14 from United States

So, I've heard this film got the beating because it wasn't like the book? Ah, well, trust me; I'm a huge book-lover (and Harry Potter fan), so I can say that if I had read the book and was an immense fan, I probably wouldn't have liked the film if it had taken the basis out of the original story. I truly sympathize with those of you who disliked this film because it did not go with the book in some way or another. ;)

Although, since I love writing myself, I have a very wonderful relationship with this film and its delicious scenery, how the characters in it build in confidence, and the whimsical things that seem to be thrown in it artfully. Yes, there are some so-called "cliches", which is a word I hate using. We use that word to describe things that happen every day in our life, things that repeat themselves in storybooks and films and are heard so often that we are likely to vomit with expectancy of it all. But the thing that hit me about this film is that a lot of things happen that you really don't expect. The coming-of-age story has been told for ages, and will be expressed forever, with all its little tidbits of similar goings-on (serious situation happens, main character finds escape, love, broken heart, confusion..etc.). I don't think an entire genre of literature can deny its existence, now, can it? :)

The acting is superb, and it has a lot of light-hearted moments that lift it up. It's basically about accepting yourself before you can truly find "Mr.Right", and realizing that you shouldn't put the blame on yourself for every single thing in your life that happens, and about taking chances because life can have pros and cons. I even think that some men would like it. This film was very inspiring to me, and although I didn't see it in theaters, I left my couch feeling very creative and content, as if I wasn't the only one who got inspiration from the little things life seems to hand out.

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