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After her mother commits suicide, a young woman travels to Italy in search of love, truth and a deeper connection with herself.

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Carlo Cecchi ...
Carlo Lisca
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Diana (as Sinead Cusack)
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Christopher
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Gregory
Anna Maria Gherardi ...
Chiarella Donati
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Alex
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M. Guillaume
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Ian
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Richard
Ignazio Oliva ...
Osvaldo Donati
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Noemi
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Michele Lisca
Mary Jo Sorgani ...
Maria
Leonardo Treviglio ...
Lieutenant
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Lucy Harmon
Rebecca Valpy ...
Daisy
Alessandra Vanzi ...
Marta
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Miranda
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Niccoló Donati

Directed by

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Bernardo Bertolucci

Written by

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Bernardo Bertolucci ... (story)
 
Susan Minot ... ()

Produced by

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Yves Attal ... executive producer: UGC Images
Chris Auty ... associate producer
Jeremy Thomas ... producer

Music by

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Richard Hartley

Cinematography by

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Darius Khondji

Film Editing by

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Pietro Scalia

Editorial Department

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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

Casting By

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Howard Feuer
Celestia Fox

Production Design by

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Gianni Silvestri

Art Direction by

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Domenico Sica

Set Decoration by

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Cynthia Sleiter ... (as Cinzia Sleiter)

Costume Design by

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Louise Stjernsward

Makeup Department

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Italo Di Pinto ... assistant hair stylist
Mirella Ginnoto ... hair stylist
Enrico Iacoponi ... assistant makeup artist
Nilo Jacoponi ... makeup artist (as Nilo Iacoponi)

Production Management

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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

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Serena Canevari ... first assistant director (as Serena Merlini Canevari)
Pasquale Plastino ... second assistant director
Silvia Ranfagni ... third assistant director

Art Department

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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

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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

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Fabrizio Amendola ... electrician
Alessia Bulgari ... still photographer
Daniele Cafolla ... electrician
Aldo Colanzi ... key grip
Vittorio Contino ... generator operator
Marc Koninckx ... camera operator: second unit / steadicam operator
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 ... camera operator: second unit / steadicam operator
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

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Meredith Tucker ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Claudio Manzi ... costume assistant
Maria Antonietta Salvatori ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Attilio Viti ... location manager

Music Department

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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

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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

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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)

Thanks

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Clare Peploe ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Lucy, an American teenager arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to visit her mother's friends, Diana and her husband, Irish artist Ian residing there. She visited there four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with a handsome boy, Niccoló with whom she hopes to become reacquainted. Her mother, poet Sara has committed suicide since then, and she also hopes to discover the identity of her father, whom her mother hinted was a resident of the villa. Once she arrives, she meets a variety of eccentric visitors, including a dying gay playwright Alex, M. Guillaume, an old deranged New York art gallery owner, Diana's daughter from a previous marriage, jewelry designer Miranda, her boyfriend, an entertainment lawyer Richard, Noemi, a column writer and several others. Lucy has decided to lose her virginity and becomes an object of intense interest to the men of the household, but the suitor she finally selects is not the initial object of her affection. Stealing Beauty boasted an intriguing parallel between actress Tyler's role and her real life. The daughter of a famed rock and roll star, she was brought up believing that her father was someone else, a fact that Bertolucci may have had in mind when writing the story. Written by lament

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Taglines The most beautiful place to be is in love. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Io ballo da sola (Italy)
  • Beauté volée (France)
  • Dancing by Myself (United States)
  • Gefühl und Verführung (Germany)
  • Belleza robada (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack are a real life couple and have been married since 1978. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Cable Guy/Stealing Beauty/Moll Flanders/Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD/The Switchblade Sisters/Madame Butterfly (1996). See more »
Soundtracks My Baby Just Cares For Me See more »
Crazy Credits During the opening credits, there is a montage of Lucy (Liv Tyler) being recorded on a video camera during her travel to Italy by an unknown man. See more »
Quotes Lucy: Why are you crying?
Osvaldo Donati: Because I want to kiss you.
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