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STEALING BEAUTY

SYNOPSIS:
Lucy (Liv Tyler) has arrived in Tuscany to spend the summer with her late Mother's bohemian friends. The free spirit of these characters inspires Lucy to explore an unfulfilled romance from four years. She is guided in her amorous pursuits by Max (Jeremy Irons), a lover of life on the brink of death.

"Sheís gorgeous, the Tuscan setting is gorgeous, the cinematography is gorgeous and the production design is gorgeous. But the story of an American virgin on a summer visit ostensibly to have her portrait painted by a reclusive artist - in fact to seek out something about her motherís past - is too fragile and self conscious to carry the weight of the master film makerís exploration. The undercurrent of sexuality - in various styles - never provides enough of the necessary dramatic tension, and by the middle, an uneasy sense of self indulgence turned me against the film."
Andrew L. Urban

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Australian Video Release: January 13, 1999
Fox Home Entertainment
RRP: $19.95

STEALING BEAUTY
Italy/France

CAST: Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack, Carlo Cacchi, Jean Marais, Donal McCann

PRODUCER: Jeremy Thomas

DIRECTOR: Bernardo Bertolucci

SCRIPT: Susan Minot (story Bertolucci)







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