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Besieged (1998) Movie



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Overview

Language
English

Country
Italy

Ratings / Votes
6.7/ 10 (2959 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for brief sexuality

Production Company
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [gb] - (in association with)
Fiction Films [it] - (as Fiction)
Mediaset [it] - (in co-production with)
Navert Film [it]
Tele+ [it] - (in co-production with)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors

Writers

Release Date
(Canada) - 14 September 1998
(Greece) - 22 November 1998
(USA) - February 1999
(Italy) - 5 February 1999
(France) - 3 March 1999

Running Time
93

Tagline
Touched by Genius. Cursed by Madness. Blinded by Love.

Keywords
adultery, african, alarm-clock, bare-breasts, bicycle, camera, catholic-church, champagne, children, church, circular-staircase, class-differences, classroom, cleaning, cleaning-woman, composer, concert, dancer, dancing, deliberate-cruelty, dream, drink, drinking, drunkenness, dumbwaiter,

Technical Support
LAB:Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy
MET:2634 m
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak)
PCS:Spherical
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.66 : 1



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Full Cast

  1. De Rossi, Massimo (I) as [Patient] <5>
  2. Mazzoni, Gian Franco as (as Gianfranco Mazzoni) [Piano Buyer] <9>
  3. Menis, Alexander as [Child at concert] <12>
  4. Mollica, Lorenzo as [Child at concert] <14>
  5. Nri, Cyril as [Priest] <6>
  6. Ojwang, John C. as [Singer] <4>
  7. Osul, Paul as [Piano Buyer] <7>
  8. Santamaria, Claudio as [Agostino] <3>
  9. Thewlis, David as [Jason Kinsky] <2>
  10. Trombetti, Fernando as [Child at concert] <16>
  11. Di Pietralata, Maria Mazetti as [Piano Buyer] <10>
  12. Lazar, Veronica (I) as [Piano Buyer] <8>
  13. Mignosa, Natalia as [Child at concert] <13>
  14. Newton, Thandie as [Shandurai] <1>
  15. Perino, Elena as [Child at concert] <15>
  16. Quercia, Andrea as [Child pianist at concert] <11>
  17. Visentin, Veronica as [Child at concert] <17>

Genres

  1. Drama
  2. Romance

Full Plot

When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, gifts, and music, declaring passionately that he loves her, would go to Africa with her, would do anything for her. "What do you know of Africa?," she asks, then, in anguish, shouts, "Get my husband out of jail!" The rest of the film plays out the implications of this scene and leaves Shandurai with a choice. Plot not found

Total Business

CP: Fiction S.r.l., Roma, 1998 GR: USD 2,032,621 (USA) (1 August 1999) GR: USD 1,980,108 (USA) (25 July 1999) GR: USD 1,909,474 (USA) (18 July 1999) GR: USD 1,823,750 (USA) (11 July 1999) GR: USD 1,697,573 (USA) (4 July 1999) GR: USD 1,474,736 (USA) (27 June 1999) GR: USD 1,227,463 (USA) (20 June 1999) GR: USD 886,288 (USA) (13 June 1999) GR: USD 516,536 (USA) (6 June 1999) GR: USD 370,581 (USA) (30 May 1999) GR: USD 159,289 (USA) (23 May 1999) OW: USD 159,289 (USA) (23 May 1999) (36 screens)

Movie Certificate

NC-16 (Singapore)
T (Italy)
13 (Argentina)
PG (Australia)
14 (Chile)
U (France)
PG (New Zealand)
14 (Peru)
18 (South Korea)
PG (UK)
R (USA)
6 (Germany)

Music Composers

  1. Vlad, Alessio

Cinematographers

  1. Cianchetti, Fabio

Dress Designers

  1. Kosak, Metka

Distributors

Alamode Film [de] - (2006) (Germany) (DVD)
Bac Films [fr] - (France)
Europa Filmes [br] - (Brazil) (DVD)
Europa Filmes [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
Fine Line Features [us] - (1999) (USA)
Lolafilms Distribución [es] - (Spain)
Líder Films [es] - (Argentina)
Rosebud [gr] - (Greece)
Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) [ar] - (2000) (Argentina) (VHS)

Film Editors

  1. Quadri, Jacopo

Misc

  1. Billi, Nicoletta (unit publicist)
  2. dall'Antonia, Lara (assistant to producer)
  3. Durrenberger, Suzanne (script supervisor)
  4. Falcioni, Sabrina (cashier)
  5. Fiorito, Maria (production accountant)
  6. Gerard, Fabien (additional script supervisor)
  7. Gitau, Gabriel (assistant location manager: Africa)
  8. Katana, Denise (unit nurse: Africa)
  9. Kiarie, Dan (set coordinator: Africa)
  10. Mangai, David (unit runner: Africa)
  11. Maniafu, Victor (security: Africa)
  12. Mukora, Jimmy (location manager: Africa)
  13. Pont, Ben (armorer: Africa)
  14. Pont, Jenny (I) (production coordinator: Africa)
  15. Rimwa, Tony (crowd control: Africa)
  16. Ruggeri, Barbara (production coordinator)
  17. Ventura, Carlo (dialogue coach)
  18. Wanderi, Julius (assistant location manager: Africa)

Other Titles

  1. L'assedio (1999) (ENG)
    (Italy)

  2. Shandurai und der Klavierspieler (2005) (ENG)
    (Germany)

  3. The Siege (1998) (ENG)
    (Canada: English title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Rome, Lazio, Italy

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