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Up at the Villa ()


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A widow finds choosing a new husband might not be her choice at all, as the actions of her various prospects confine her freedom.

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Mary Panton
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Rowley Flint
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Princess San Ferdinando
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Sir Edgar Swift
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Karl Richter
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Lucky Leadbetter
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Beppino Leopardi
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Harold Atkinson
Lorenza Indovina ...
Nina
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Colin Mackenzie
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Archibald Grey
Linda Spurrier ...
Hilda Grey
Ben Aris ...
Col. Trail
Anne Ridler ...
Lady Trail
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Beryl Bryson (as Anne Bell)
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Lulu Good
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Peppino
Gretchen Given ...
Isa Mackenzie
Mary Shipton ...
Dowager
Pierantonio 'Noki' Novara ...
Guard
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Train Station Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Philip Haas

Written by

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W. Somerset Maugham ... (book)
 
Belinda Haas ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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David Brown ... co-producer
Stanley F. Buchthal ... executive producer (as Stanley Buchthal)
Guido Cerasuolo ... associate producer
DTeflon ... assistant producer
Guy East ... co-executive producer
Davien Littlefield ... associate producer
Arnon Milchan ... executive producer
Sydney Pollack ... executive producer
Nigel Sinclair ... co-executive producer
Geoff Stier ... producer

Music by

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Pino Donaggio

Cinematography by

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Maurizio Calvesi ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Belinda Haas

Editorial Department

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Kent Blocher ... first assistant editor
Scott Brock ... first assistant editor
Anna del Dotto ... assistant editor
Ryan Fleck ... post-production assistant
Fred Heid ... color timer
Drucilla Lawrence ... post-production assistant
Christopher Marcoux ... second assistant editor
Emma Wilcockson ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Celestia Fox
Shaila Rubin

Production Design by

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Paul Brown

Art Direction by

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Livia Borgognoni
Anna Deamer

Set Decoration by

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Franco Fumagalli ... (as Gianfranco Fumagalli)

Costume Design by

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Paul Brown

Makeup Department

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Micaela Alleyson ... makeup artist
Laura Borselli ... makeup artist
Rita Cecchini ... hair stylist
Nuala Conway ... makeup artist: Kristin Scott Thomas
Massimiliano Duranti ... assistant hair stylist
Joan Giacomin ... assistant makeup artist / makeup artist: Sean Penn / special makeup effects: Sean Penn
Gianbattista Graziano ... makeup artist
Carla Indoni ... hair stylist
Federica Jacoponi ... makeup artist
Ferdinando Merolla ... hair stylist
Leonarda Paglietta ... makeup artist
Rosario Prestopino ... makeup artist
Aldo Signoretti ... key hair stylist
Maurizio Silvi ... key makeup artist
Lisa Tomblin ... hairdresser: Miss Scott Thomas

Production Management

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Guido Cerasuolo ... production supervisor
Susan Lazarus ... post-production supervisor
Gianluca Leurini ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eileen Gorman ... assistant director
Luca Lachin ... assistant director
Alessandro Panza ... Italian Unit
Marco Pettini ... assistant director
Yozo Tokuda ... assistant director

Art Department

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Daniele Bacciu ... props: Italy (as Daniel Bacciu)
Werner Bacciu ... property master
Marco Cellesi ... stand-by carpenter
Sebastiano De Caro ... stand-by props
Antonella Di Marco ... assistant set decorator
Roberto Magagnini ... property master
Fabio Marconi ... stand-by props
Marco Marcucci ... assistant art director
Mauro Masotti ... props
Sebastiano Murer ... props
David Orlandelli ... storyboard artist
Franco Pizzonia ... construction manager
Tiziano Santi ... painter
Francesco Spina ... assistant property master
Franco Daniele Venturi ... stand-by painter

Sound Department

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Rick Ash ... re-recording mixer
Zane D. Bruce ... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Jens Christensen ... adr mixer
Damon Cohoon ... assistant sound editor
Adriano Di Lorenzo ... boom operator
Christopher Flick ... foley supervisor
Linda Folk ... adr editor
Kimberly Harris ... supervising adr editor
Richard King ... supervising sound editor
James Matheny ... dialogue editor
John Midgley ... production sound mixer
Frank Morrone ... re-recording mixer
Franco Norone ... re-recording mixer
Mark Pappas ... foley editor
Eric Potter ... sound effects recordist
Brian Ruberg ... foley mixer
Joseph T. Sabella ... foley artist (as Joe Sabella)
Greg Steele ... adr mixer
Szabolcs Stella ... boom operator
Marco Streccioni ... sound engineer
Hugo Weng ... dialogue editor
Ken Weston ... production sound mixer
Linda Yeaney ... first assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Franco Galiano ... special effects coordinator
Claudio Quaglietti ... special effects
Riccardo Ricci ... special effects
Roberto Ricci ... special effects
Silvano Scasseddu ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Eric Person ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Paolo Antonini ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marco Alzetta ... grip
Maurizio Benvenuto ... rigging grip
Amedeo Borelli ... grip
Phil Bray ... still photographer
Vittorio Contino ... generator operator
Luigi Conversi ... clapper loader
Roberto De Angelis ... steadicam assistant
Alessandro de Pascalis ... Steadicam operator
Paolo Frasson ... grip
Massimo Galiano ... key grip
Alessandro Gentili ... focus puller
Cristiano Giavedoni ... electrician
Emanuele Leurini ... clapper loader
Emiliano Leurini ... assistant camera
Massimo Millozzi ... gaffer
Maurizio Montesi ... electrician
Elvis Pasqual ... electrician
Raffaele Pette ... gaffer
Marco Pieroni ... Steadicam operator
Marco Raimondi ... electrician
Luigi Rocchetti ... grip
Roberto Ruzzolini ... camera operator
Michele Turchetto ... grip
Mario Virdis ... electrician

Casting Department

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Krassimir Ivanov ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Catherine Buyse Dian ... wardrobe supervisor
Jane Hamilton ... assistant costume designer
Marco Magno ... wardrobe assistant
Richard Pointing ... wardrobe supervisor
Pat Williamson ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Enrico Ballarin ... location manager
Simona Serafini ... location assistant

Music Department

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Karen Kloack ... music coordinator
Annette Kudrak ... music editor
Gianfranco Plenizio ... conductor
Tim Sexton ... music supervisor
Dave Tinsley ... music editor

Other crew

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Simona Batistelli ... assistant coordinator
Ben Blanco ... assistant to producer
Guido Cacialli ... assistant production coordinator
Laura Cappato ... production coordinator
Bernardo Galli ... accounts runner: Italy
David Giorgio ... production assistant
Rachel Griffiths ... script supervisor
Janet Jeffries ... assistant: Geoff Stier
Bobbie Johnson ... financial controller
Sylvia Mackintosh ... assistant accountant
Andy Mayson ... executive: Intermedia Films
Rob McEntegart ... senior vice president, business affairs: Intermedia Films
Paolo Merosi ... set production assistant
Barbara R. Miller ... post-production accountant
Linda H. Miller ... post-production accountant
Donna Ostroff ... assistant: Mr. Pollack
Julia Overton ... production coordinator: UK
Stefano Pratesi ... production assistant
Nicola Rosada ... production assistant
Isobel Thomas ... assistant to producer
Jason Burke Sutter ... International Sales (uncredited)
Mark Thompson-Ashworth ... dialogue coach: Massimo Ghini (uncredited)

Thanks

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John Ptak ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II. Written by jojo.acapulco@gmail.com

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Taglines Danger is the ultimate attraction. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Il suffit d'une nuit (France)
  • Die Villa (Germany)
  • El misterio de la villa (Spain)
  • Huvila kukkulalla (Finland)
  • Stin kopsi tou xyrafiou (Greece)
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  • 115 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Cameo: Mel Brooks can be seen in the train station at the end of the movie, holding hands with two little girls and running. Brooks was married to Anne Bancroft. See more »
Goofs When Anne Bancroft's character is reclining in the chaise lounge, the level of her drink goes from nearly full to nearly empty and back to nearly full in different shots while she is drinking it. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Gladiator/Up at the Villa/Committed/I Dreamed of Africa/The Virgin Suicides (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Schatz-Walzer See more »

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