Stealing Beauty (1996) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.4/ 10 (14035 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, some drug use and language

Production Company
Fiction Films [it]
France 2 Cinéma [fr]
Jeremy Thomas Productions
Recorded Picture Company (RPC) [gb]
Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC) [fr]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Italy) - 29 March 1996
(France) - 15 May 1996
(France) - 16 May 1996
(Belgium) - 30 May 1996
(USA) - 14 June 1996

Running Time

The most beautiful place to be is in love.

adultery, aids, american-abroad, anger, art, artist, bare-breasts, bicycle, bohemian-life, braided-hair, cancer, car, chainsaw, cigarette-smoking, cleavage, coitus, coming-of-age, copulation, crotch-shot, doggystyle-sex, dress, drugs, english-subtitles-in-original, europe, european,

Technical Support
CAM:Arriflex 35 BL4, Cooke Lenses
LAB:Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy
MET:3250 m
OFM:35 mm - (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, EXR 200T 5293)
PCS:Super 35
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Cecchi, Carlo (I) as [Carlo Lisca] <1>
  2. Fiennes, Joseph as [Christopher] <3>
  3. Flemyng, Jason as [Gregory] <4>
  4. Irons, Jeremy as [Alex] <6>
  5. Marais, Jean (I) as [M. Guillaume] <7>
  6. McCann, Donal as [Ian] <8>
  7. Moffett, D.W. as [Richard] <9>
  8. Oliva, Ignazio as [Osvaldo Donati] <10>
  9. Siciliano, Francesco as [Michele Lisca] <12>
  10. Treviglio, Leonardo as [Lieutenant] <14>
  11. Zibetti, Roberto as [Niccoló Donati] <19>
  12. Cusack, Sinéad as (as Sinead Cusack) [Diana] <2>
  13. Gherardi, Anna Maria as [Chiarella Donati] <5>
  14. Sandrelli, Stefania as [Noemi] <11>
  15. Sorgani, Mary Jo as [Maria] <13>
  16. Tyler, Liv as [Lucy Harmon] <15>
  17. Valpy, Rebecca as [Daisy] <16>
  18. Vanzi, Alessandra as [Marta] <17>
  19. Weisz, Rachel as [Miranda] <18>


  1. Drama
  2. Romance

Full Plot

After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her acquaintance with Nicolo Donati, a young boy with whom she fell in love on her last visit four years ago. She also is trying tosolve the riddle left in a diary written by her dead mother, Sara. Kale Whorton For 20 years many visitors have come to the villa on an Italian hilltop owned by an English artist. Lucy, a 19-year-old American, was last there four years ago and wants to meet up again with the young Italian who kissed her and corresponded for a while. And she has brought the diary of her late mother filled with enigmatic poems that suggest Lucy was conceived on that hilltop. Lucy wants to find out if Daddy is the Italian war correspondent who wrote to her mother for 20 years. Then again Daddy could be the dying English playwright in residence or the artist who uses a chainsaw on tree trunks for his sculptures. The three, of course, have no idea that Lucy is there to solve a mystery. They, the artist's wife, daughter of that wife and the daughter's American lover are most intrigued by Lucy's virginity. Dale O'Connor Lucy Harmon is a 19-year old American girl who is the daughter of poet Sara Harmon. After Sara commits suicide, Lucy travels to Italty and visits her mother's friends, Diana and her husband, Irish artist Ian, where Lucy wants a picture of her painted. Lucy decided to return to Italy to reunite with Nicolo Donati, a Italian boy she once fell in love with four years ago, when she last visited Italy. But reuniting with Nicolo isn't the only reason why Lucy decided to return to Italy, Lucy is on a personal journey, as she sets out to solve a mystery in her Mother's diary and discover who her father is who conceived her 20 years ago. Lucy's journey leads her to befriend Alex, a play-writer who is dying of cancer whom Lucy thinks may be her father or her father could be the artist who makes statutes from trees and sets out to loose her virginity as Diana and her daughter Miranda's boyfriend Richard become intrigued by her. Daniel Williamson Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 26,028 (Netherlands) (31 December 1997) AD: 24,783 (Netherlands) (1 January 1997) GR: USD 4,573,330 (USA) (15 September 1996) GR: USD 4,542,738 (USA) (8 September 1996) GR: USD 4,504,812 (USA) (1 September 1996) GR: USD 4,376,35 (USA) (18 August 1996) GR: USD 4,256,850 (USA) (11 August 1996) GR: USD 4,086,355 (USA) (4 August 1996) GR: USD 3,841,556 (USA) (28 July 1996) GR: USD 3,503,000 (USA) (21 July 1996) GR: GBP 600,443 (UK) (15 September 1996) OW: USD 103,028 (USA) (16 June 1996) (3 screens)

Movie Certificate

16 (Brazil)
R21 (Singapore)
18 (Peru)
12 (Iceland)
16 (Argentina)
M (Australia)
K-14 (Finland)
12 (Germany)(w)
III (Hong Kong)
T (Italy)
M/16 (Portugal)
13 (Spain)
11 (Sweden)
15 (UK)

Music Composers

  1. Hartley, Richard (I)


  1. Khondji, Darius

Dress Designers

  1. Stjernsward, Louise


Atlantis Entertainment [cz] - (1997) (Czechoslovakia) (theatrical)
Cecchi Gori Home Video [it] - (2001) (Italy) (DVD)
DVDY Films [fr] - (France) (DVD)
Film1 [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
Fox Searchlight Pictures [us] - (1996) (USA) (theatrical)
Home Video Hellas (HVH) [gr] - (1997) (Greece) (VHS)
Jugendfilm-Verleih [de] - (1996) (Germany) (theatrical)
Koch Media [de] - (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
Rosebud [gr] - (1997) (Greece) (theatrical)
Solopan [pl] - (1996) (Poland) (all media)
Top Tape [br] - (199?) (Brazil) (VHS)
Top Tape [br] - (2004) (Brazil) (DVD)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment [nl] - (1998) (Netherlands) (VHS)
UGC-Fox Distribution (UFD) [fr] - (1996) (France) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [es]

Film Editors

  1. Scalia, Pietro


  1. Albertini, Marco (office production assistant)
  2. Antonelli, Maurizio (caterer)
  3. Bernardini, Vittorio (projectionist)
  4. Berry, Cicely (adr dialogue coach) (as Cecily Berry)
  5. Betti, Pierina (caterer)
  6. Billi, Nicoletta (publicist: Italy)
  7. Bolton, Vanessa (production assistant)
  8. Ceci, Giuseppe (caterer)
  9. Cousins, Jocelyn (assistant to producer)
  10. Crombie, Hazel (production accountant)
  11. Delofski, Sevilla (assistant to producer)
  12. Doglione, Alessio (dubbing director) (uncredited)
  13. Durrenberger, Suzanne (script supervisor)
  14. Etzi, Antonio (caterer)
  15. Fantini, Franco (production accountant)
  16. Fiorentini, Dario (production assistant)
  17. Gamble, Linda (I) (unit publicist)
  18. Gerard, Fabien (script supervisor)
  19. Ghiselli, Giuliano (crowd marshall: Siena)
  20. Grappelli, Marina (assistant production accountant)
  21. Kosak, Metka (garden/textile designer)
  22. Lardani, Alberto (title designer)
  23. Mallmann, Stephan (business affairs)
  24. Manili, Loredana (production secretary)
  25. Nerenzi, Daniele (production assistant)
  26. Palmizi, Sosta (choreographer)
  27. Pettirossi, Attilio (caterer)
  28. Pierucci, Patrizia (assistant production accountant)
  29. Powell, Anna (I) (assistant to producer)
  30. Prodan, Michela (dialogue coach)
  31. Riganelli, Emanuela (office production assistant)
  32. Ristum, Andre (production assistant) (as André Jemma Ristum)
  33. Rose, Elisabetta Doná Delle (local production secretary)
  34. Rossi, Fulvio (I) (office production assistant)
  35. Sleiter, Olivia (production coordinator)
  36. Smiraglia, Antonio (caterer)
  37. Spender, Saskia (production assistant)
  38. Swinburne, Ron (financial controller)
  39. Vigna, Giorgio (II) (jewel designer: Miranda's jewels)
  40. Viti, Attilio (location manager)


Miranda: I decided I had to get rid of it one summer before school. I ended up doing it with the same guy my best friend did it with. He was the local... deflowerer... Christopher: I remember that guy! Oh Miranda, he was repulsive! Lucy: Why are you crying? Osvaldo Donati: Because I want to kiss you.

Other Titles

  1. Beauté volée (1996) (ENG)

  2. Dancing by Myself (1996) (ENG)
    (USA) (alternative title)

  3. Gefühl und Verführung (1996) (ENG)

  4. Io ballo da sola (1996) (ENG)

  5. Gefühl und Verführung (1996) (GER)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Brolio, Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy - (Brolio, Gaiole in Chianti, Siena, Tuscany, Italy)
  2. Railway Station, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
  3. San Regolo, Gaiole in Chianti, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
  4. Tuscany, Italy
  5. Villa Bianchi Bandinelli, Geggiano, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
  6. Villa Spender, San Sano, Gaiole in Chianti, Siena, Tuscany, Italy


- The three poems we see Lucy ('Liv Tyler' (qv)) compose while in Italy are: - 1. I have her secret deep within for years I've had to hide I've bought the clues And now I'm hope To bring the truth outside - 2. I wait I wait so patiently I'm as quiet as a cup I hope you'll come and rattle me Quick! Come wake me up. - 3. The dye is cast The dice are rolled I feel like shit you look like gold.