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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 will. BELLA is a true love story about how one day in New York City changed three people forever.


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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 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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  (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
Jim Stanek ... Henri (as James Stanek)
Marilyn Torres ... Carla

Teresa Yenque ... Amelia

Dionne Audain ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Claude Jay ... Train passenger (uncredited)

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)
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
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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Also Known As:
"Beauty" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief disturbing images
91 min
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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 »
[first lines]
Jose:[voiceover] My grandmother used to say, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."
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41 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
Oscar Buzz, 19 September 2006
Author: josh-837 from United States

I had the privilege of seeing a test screen of this movie and it was simply amazing. It is unbelievable to think that Alejandro Monteverde is a first time director. The story is beautiful and so very refreshing. The setting for the movie is in New York and was the perfect choice. The plot is also captivating and the audience is left falling in love with not only the characters, but their story too. I knew little about the movie going into the screening, but was blown away by the end. It is no surprise this movie won the "People's Choice" award at the Toronto International Film Festival and it will be no surprise if there is definite Oscar Buzz surrounding this wonderful film. Trust me, if the reaction to this film is anything like it was the night I saw it, this film will be remembered for a long time to come.

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