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Stealing Beauty Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:June 14, 1996

Cast

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

Crew

Bernardo Bertolucci
Director
Jeremy Thomas
Producer
Bernardo Bertolucci
Screenwriter
Susan Minot
Screenwriter
Darius Khondji
Cinematographer
Peter Afterman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Pietro Scalia
Editor
Gianni Silvestri
Production Designer
Domenico Sica
Art Director
Chris Auty
Associate Producer
Yves Attal
Executive Producer
Mario Cotone
Executive Producer
Cinzia Sleiter
Set Designer
Giorgio Armani
Costume Designer
Louise Stjernsward
Costume Designer
Ivan Sharrock
Sound/Sound Designer
Nicola Pecorini
Camera Operator
Celestia Fox
Casting
Howard Feuer
Casting
Nicola Pecorini
Second Unit Director
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