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Bella -- Sooner or later every one of us will face an irreversible moment that will change our lives forever. If it hasn't happened to you yet...it will. BELLA is a true love story about how one day in New York City changed three people forever.

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Release Date:
22 November 2007 (New Zealand) See more »
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Tagline:
One Person Can Change Your Life Forever See more »
Plot:
Sooner or later every one of us will face an irreversible moment that will change our lives forever. If it hasn't happened to you yet...it will. BELLA is a true love story about how one day in New York City changed three people forever. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Top Toronto Film See more (168 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Eduardo Verástegui ... Jose

Tammy Blanchard ... Nina

Manny Perez ... Manny

Ali Landry ... Celia
Angélica Aragón ... Mother

Jaime Tirelli ... Father

Ramon Rodriguez ... Eduardo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lukas Behnken ... Johannes
Peter Bucossi ... Angry Driver

David Castro ... David
Michael Chin ... Bodega Clerk

Dominic Colon ... Pepito
Hudson Cooper ... Father on Beach

Tawny Cypress ... Frannie

Ewa Da Cruz ... Veronica
Sara Dawson ... Helen

Doug DeBeech ... Pieter

Alexa Gerasimovich ... Lucinda

Anthony Ippolito ... Boy on Subway

Herb Lovelle ... Homeless Man

Michael Mosley ... Kevin
Wade Mylius ... J.J. Janze
Stan Newman ... Businessman on Phone

Sophie Nyweide ... Bella
Kola Ogundiran ... African Cabbie
Melinda Peinado ... Clinic Nurse
Alfonso Ramírez ... Leonardo

Armando Riesco ... Francisco
Jamie Schofield ... Hostess
James Stanek ... Henri
Marilyn Torres ... Carla

Teresa Yenque ... Amelia

Dionne Audain ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Claude Jay ... Train passenger (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alejandro Monteverde 
 
Writing credits
Alejandro Monteverde 

Patrick Million 
Leo Severino 

Produced by
Fred Foote .... executive producer
Dan Genetti .... associate producer
Jason Jones .... co-executive producer
Matthew J. Malek .... associate producer (as Matthew Malek)
Stephen McEveety .... executive producer
Alejandro Monteverde .... producer
Denise Pinckley .... producer
Leo Severino .... producer
Glen Trotiner .... associate producer
Eduardo Verástegui .... producer
Ana Wolfington .... executive producer
J. Eustace Wolfington .... executive producer
Sean Wolfington .... executive producer
Sean Wolfington .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stephan Altman 
 
Cinematography by
Andrew Cadelago 
 
Film Editing by
Joseph Gutowski 
Fernando Villena 
 
Casting by
Beth Bowling 
Kim Miscia 
 
Production Design by
Richard Lassalle 
 
Art Direction by
Justin Kemler 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Ogu 
 
Costume Design by
Eden Miller 
 
Makeup Department
Carla Antonino .... makeup artist
Robert Chiu .... hair stylist
Fabian Garcia .... hair department head
Toy Van Lierop .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Holly S. Rymon .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris DeAngelis .... second second assistant director
Sean Farrell .... dga trainee
Eddie Micallef .... second assistant director
Glen Trotiner .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Anna Butwell .... on-set dresser
Abariss Culjak .... assistant props
Jennifer Engel .... leadman
Joel Weaver .... assistant property master
Ryan Webb .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator
Mike Castonguay .... sound recording engineer
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Brent Findley .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor
David Hingorany .... sound mix engineer
Scott Hinkley .... sound re-recording mixer
Cody King .... foley editor
Richard Kitting .... foley mixer
Mark Messick .... sound effects editor
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Andrew Morgado .... foley mixer
Richard Murphy .... sound mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Paul Ordonez .... sound recordist
Stuart Provine .... sound effects editor
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Seth Tallman .... boom operator
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
David Beedon .... digital effects artist
Scotty Martin .... digital cleanup artist
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
Albert Vivas .... digital intermediate scanner
Rachel Clement .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
John Clifford .... still photographer
Christopher DelSordo .... additional assistant camera
Adam Hall .... grip
Zachary Henderson .... grip
Keith Kalohelani .... electrician
Rob Koch .... assistant camera
Dennis A. Livesey .... camera operator
Greg McMahon .... film loader
Ryan Mead .... video assist operator
Simeon Moore .... electrician
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... electric
Christopher Raymond .... assistant camera
John Schwartz .... best boy electric
Douglas W. Shannon .... gaffer
Charles Sherron .... key grip
Perry Unjang .... best boy grip
Alan Wolfe .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Clint Alexander .... casting associate
Lee Genick .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Xahra Gilbert .... wardrobe production assistant
Colleen McTigue .... key costumer
Amy Pickering .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Prince Bagdasarian .... film and high definition coordinator
Jason Barnes .... assistant editor
Jason Crump .... colorist: dailies
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
David Graubard .... digital intermediate senior systems engineer
Michael Grawert .... on-line editor
Dennis Little .... digital intermediate producer
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Sarah Priestnall .... production supervisor: digital intermediate
Kurt Tuffendsam .... digital intermediate project manager
 
Music Department
Mike Castonguay .... musician: clarinet
John Reese .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Mike Easter .... transportation captain
Gabe Turiello .... driver: process trailer
 
Other crew
Adam Bernard .... production assistant
Matthew Bernstein .... production secretary
Shelbie Bruce .... adr artist
Jenn Bubka .... set production assistant
Jared Cauliffe .... key set production assistant
Natalie Cordray .... intern (uncredited)
Lauren Fritz .... location scout
Steve Gilbaud .... production accountant
Gina Gordon .... accounting clerk
Deirdre Horgan .... script supervisor
Andrew Hyatt .... creative executive: Mpower Pictures
Jennifer Madeloff .... production coordinator
Lissy Morcheles .... location assistant
Chris Pegg .... assistant location manager
Collin Smith .... location manager
Julie Solomon .... location scout
Rachel Timpanelli .... location assistant
Rachel Timpanelli .... location intern
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
Joel Weaver .... on-set propman
Danielle Wilson .... craft service
 
Thanks
Todd Burns .... special thanks
Jeff Hunt .... special thanks
Joshua Corby Pons .... special thanks
Pepe Portillo .... special thanks
Ted Royer .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Beauty" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief disturbing images
Runtime:
91 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: The D train that Jose and Nina take passes over the same bridge twice, one at the beginning of it's trip, and one near the end of their trip.See more »
Quotes:
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Jose:[voiceover] My grandmother used to say, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."
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30 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Top Toronto Film, 20 September 2006
Author: filmsforjen from United States

I really enjoyed this film! As a Film Critic, I feel that for Monteverde's first feature film, Bella was phenomenal. It moved me! I laughed, I cried, I was intrigued the whole 90min. The casting was brilliant. I was very impressed by both Eduardo Verastegui and Tammy Blanchard. They played very real and powerful characters. The ending was a surprise that left me feeling good- it wasn't expected at all! Coming home after viewing the film in Toronto, I was left contemplating the movie and the subtle messages throughout. The Cinematography was ingenious. I recommend this move to people of all walks of life- It was a great film!

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