Stealing Beauty

Synopsis: 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 to solve the riddle left in a diary written by her dead mother, Sara.
Director(s): Bernardo Bertolucci
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  3 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

you know,just to

sit around all day...

and... express yourself.

Richard, I never knew

you wrote poetry.

Well, honey, I never did.

I don't have a creative bone

in my body.

But I did become an

entertainment lawyer...

so that I could be

around creative people,

Like Miranda.

I design jewelry.

I apprentice with

this real asshole in New York.

But he's a genius.

Is this yours?

Yes, but that's old shit.

You going in?

How is it in there, Lucy?

Quiet as a tomb.


No, I'm losing your voice.

You sound like you're

at the bottom of the sea.

Ah, ah, ah, listen to this.

Who was on the phone?


Who was on the phone?


What did he say?

They're not coming back.

What, never?

Well, I don't know.

They-- They missed

a connection or something.

I couldn't hear.

Those naughty boys.

I bet they're being very naughty.

I'm sure they've gone

beyond naughty by now.

Noemi writes

a lonely hearts column...

called "Tell Noemi."

Ha ha ha!

Has quite a following.

Oh, here it is.

I have a picture

of Mom in this dress.

She said after

she got married,

she was going to be

fat and happy...

and had no more use for it.

Of course,

she never gained an ounce.

Slip it on.

You could wear it to the Donati's party.

They give a lovely one

every summer.

You could be Sarah 20 years ago...

coming to help us

fix up this place.

She helped you fix this place up?

Well, with a lot of hash breaks.

I think it's a little long.

Why don't you get up here,

and I'll pin it.

Your mother needed to risk things.

I admired the recklessness in her.

It was so not me.

I thought it brave.

I couldn't live the way she did.

I'm not the type.

Neither is Ian.

Do you know...

I think we've been faithful

to each other...

for 20 years.

Can you believe that?

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Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci (Italian: [berˈnardo bertoˈluttʃi]; born 16 March 1941) is an Italian director and screenwriter, whose films include The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, 1900, The Last Emperor (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), The Sheltering Sky, Stealing Beauty and The Dreamers. In recognition of his work, he was presented with the inaugural Honorary Palme d'Or Award at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Since 1979, he has been married to screenwriter Clare Peploe. more…

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