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Stealing Beauty
     

Stealing Beauty

4.8 5
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Cast: Liv Tyler, Sinéad Cusack, Donal McCann

 

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This beautiful if ponderous soufflé of a film from director Bernardo Bertolucci serves more as an Italian travelogue than a drama. Liv Tyler stars as Lucy Harmon, an American teenager arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to visit family friends residing there. Lucy visited four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with a handsome boy with whom she hopes to become

Overview

This beautiful if ponderous soufflé of a film from director Bernardo Bertolucci serves more as an Italian travelogue than a drama. Liv Tyler stars as Lucy Harmon, an American teenager arriving in the lush Tuscan countryside to visit family friends residing there. Lucy visited four years earlier and exchanged a kiss with a handsome boy with whom she hopes to become reacquainted. Lucy's mother has committed suicide since then, and the teenager also hopes to discover the identity of her father, whom her mother hinted was a resident of the villa. Once she arrives, Lucy meets a variety of eccentric visitors, including a dying gay playwright (Jeremy Irons), a sculptor (Donal McCann), an entertainment lawyer (D.W. Moffet), 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.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
However peculiarly mellowed he may be, Bertolucci has not lost his extraordinary visual edge. This film maker's supremely tactile, sensual style and his taste for exoticism are captivatingly on display in Stealing Beauty.... Janet Maslin

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2002
UPC:
0024543028338
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:59:00

Special Features

Featurette; trailer; TV spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liv Tyler Lucy Harmon
Sinéad Cusack Diana Grayson
Donal McCann Ian Grayson
Jeremy Irons Alex Parrish
Jean Marais M. Guillaume
Rachel Weisz Miranda Fox
Ignazio Oliva Actor
Francesco Siciliano Actor
Jason Flemyng Actor
Leonardo Treviglio Actor
Roberto Zibetti Actor
Carlo Cecchi Carlo Lisca
D.W. Moffett Richard Reed
Stefania Sandrelli Noemi
Anna-Maria Gherardi Chiarella Donati
Joseph Fiennes Christopher Fox
Mary Jo Sorgani Maria
Rebecca Valpy Daisy Grayson
Alessandra Vanzi Marta

Technical Credits
Bernardo Bertolucci Director,Screenwriter
Peter Afterman Musical Direction/Supervision
Giorgio Armani Costumes/Costume Designer
Yves Attal Executive Producer
Chris Auty Associate Producer
Serena Merlini Canevari Asst. Director
Mario Cotone Executive Producer
Howard Feuer Casting
Celestia Fox Casting
Richard Hartley Score Composer,Songwriter
Darius Khondji Cinematographer
Susan Minot Screenwriter
Nicola Pecorini Camera Operator
Pietro Scalia Editor
Ivan Sharrock Sound/Sound Designer
Domenico Sica Art Director
Gianni Silvestri Production Designer
Cinzia Sleiter Set Decoration/Design
Louise Stjernsward Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeremy Thomas Producer

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4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie... its one of my favorites. It is a beautiful movie, with beautiful scenery to match. I fell in love with the characters and can watch it over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome movie! I was watching it a couple of days ago with my boyfriend, Sean. He liked it to, but I think he more liked the nude shots.Anyways, great scenery. Beautiful...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was just...wonderful. It was full of drama and excitement. And you never got bored. Even though, this came out along time ago, i just barely saw it last nite and i hope to see it again.
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