Up At the Villa


1h 55m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Set amidst the expatriate community of Florence in 1938 -- during the rise of Fascism on the eve of World War II -- a penniless, widowed young British socialite, Mary Panton, travels to Italy to take up residence in the villa of some absent friends, only to find herself embroiled in a love triangle

Film Details

Also Known As
Il suffit d'une nuit, suffit d'une nuit
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
October Films/USA Films
Location
Siena, Italy; Cinecitta Studios, Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Set amidst the expatriate community of Florence in 1938 -- during the rise of Fascism on the eve of World War II -- a penniless, widowed young British socialite, Mary Panton, travels to Italy to take up residence in the villa of some absent friends, only to find herself embroiled in a love triangle and political intrigue. When her much older friend Sir Edgar, a career-oriented diplomat, asks for her hand in marriage, then departs for a few days while she considers his proposal, Mary meets some provocative Anglo-Americans at a dinner party. Shortly thereafter, she develops a relationship with one of them, a dangerously appealing American man to whom she confides her dark secret.

Crew

Riccardo Agonigi

Other

Micaela Alleyson

Makeup Artist

Marco Alzetta

Grip

Damiano Antinori

Assistant Engineer

Karole Armitage

Choreographer

Rick Ash

Rerecording

Francesco Azzini

Transportation

Daniel Bacciu

Props

Werner Bacciu

Props

Enrico Ballarin

Location Manager

Tommaso Baratto

Electrician

Sean Barett

Costumes

Sean Barrett

Costumes

Simone Bartoli

Transportation

Simona Batistelli

Assistant Production Coordinator

Antonio Beccarisi

Construction

Paolo Benassi

Special Thanks To

Giacinta Benini

Other

Maurizio Benvenuto

Key Grip

Fabrizio Bertolini

Security

Barbara Bialkowska

Other

Sasa Blagojevi

Transportation

Kent Blocher

Assistant Editor

Guido Boninsegni

Art Department

Amedeo Borelli

Grip

Livia Borgognoni

Art Director

Laura Borzelli

Makeup Artist

Phil Bray

Photography

Scott Brock

Assistant Editor

David Brown

Coproducer

Paul Brown

Costume Designer

Paul Brown

Production Designer

Zane Bruce

Foley Artist

Stanley Buchtal

Executive Producer

Sheila Buckland

Costumes

Christian Butcovich

Security

Catherine Buyse

Wardrobe Supervisor

Maurizio Cacia

Construction

Guido Cacialli

Assistant Production Coordinator

Mirco Caioni

Transportation

Maurizio Calvesi

Director Of Photography

Maurizio Calvesi

Dp/Cinematographer

Renzo Cantini

Other

Laura Cappato

Production Coordinator

Linda Carbone

Art Department

Carla Carisi

Hairdresser

Steve Castellano

Special Thanks To

Andrea Cavaciocchi

Art Department

Rita Cecchini

Hairdresser

Marco Cellesi

Carpenter

Guido Cerasuolo

Associate Producer

Guido Cerasuolo

Production Supervisor

Gianni Cerniglia

Dailies

Bob Chefalas

Other

Jens Christensen

Adr Mixer

Piero Clemente

Projectionist

Jane Clive

Costumes

Damon Cohoon

Assistant Sound Editor

Elisabetta Conti

Transportation

Vittorio Contino

Generator Operator

Luigi Conversi

Other

Nuala Conway

Makeup

Donata Copertini

Art Department

Gianni Corsi

Transportation

Pasquale Cozzupoli

Other

Maurizio Cremisini

Steadicam Operator

Antonio Crusco

Transportation

Alessandro Cuppini

Apprentice

Sabino D'oronzo

Transportation

Jo Dalby

Costumes

Paul Davis

Other

Roberto De Angelis

Steadicam Operator

Sebastiano De Caro

Props

Alessandro De Pascalis

Steadicam Operator

Anna Deamer

Art Director

Anna Del Dotto

Assistant Editor

Gavin Dell

Wardrobe

Rita Della Rocca

Accountant

Adriano Di Lorenzo

Boom Operator

Antonella Di Marco

Assistant Set Decorator

Pino Donaggio

Original Music

Naomi Donne

Makeup

Paolo Dori

Construction

Massimiliano Duranti

Hairdresser

Cecilia Duvina

Other

Guy East

Co-Executive Producer

Thierry Ekani Effa

Security

Martino Eicehnberger

Transportation

Will Evans

Other

Kathy Ewings

Accounting Assistant

Lucio Fanni

Transportation

Massimo Fanni

Transportation

Laura Fattori

Special Thanks To

David Feit

Other

Ryan Fleck

Post-Production Assistant

Christopher Flick

Foley

Bill Foglia

Other

Linda Folk

Adr Editor

Neri Foresi

Transportation

Ciro Formisano

Grip

Celestia Fox

Casting

Paolo Franceschi

Hairdresser

Fabio Francini

Video

Paolo Frasson

Grip

Gianfranco Fumagalli

Set Decorator

Massimo Galiano

Boom Operator

Bernardo Galli

Production Assistant

Giuseppe Gambella

Other

Giacobbe Gamberini

Props

Mauro Ganugi

Construction

Stella Gasparini

Wardrobe

Alessandro Gentili

Other

Joan Giacomin

Makeup Artist

Beatrice Giannini

Wardrobe Assistant

Cristiano Giavedoni

Electrician

Mirella Ginnoto

Hairdresser

Massimiliano Gionti

Construction

David Giorgio

Assistant

Francesco Giuntoli

Security

Francesco Giusto

Transportation

Livio Gizzi

Transportation

Kathy Goodman

Other

Antonella Gori

Dresser

Eileen Gorman

Assistant Director

Gianbattista Graziano

Makeup Artist

Scott Greenstein

Special Thanks To

Giorgio Gregorini

Hairdresser

Rachel Griffiths

Script Supervisor

Jon Gumpert

Special Thanks To

Belinda Haas

Screenplay

Belinda Haas

Editor

Philip Haas

Screenplay

Jane Hamilton

Assistant Costume Designer

Kimberly Harris

Adr Editor

Tim Haslam

Other

Haytham Hassanein

Other

Fred Heid

Color Timer

Dave Humphries

Adr Mixer

Carla Indoni

Hairdresser

Carlo Isola

Construction

Federica Jacoponi

Makeup Artist

Janet Jeffries

Assistant

Chris Jenkins

Special Thanks To

Chris Jenkins

Sound Mixer

Bobbie Johnson

Other

Malcolm Johnson

Special Thanks To

Samuel F Kaufman

Other

Richard King

Sound Editor

Karen Kloack

Music Coordinator

Annette Kudrak

Music Editor

Luca Lachin

Assistant Director

Kathy Lacommare

Assistant Editor

Lord Lambton

Special Thanks To

Mario Lamoratta

Generator Operator

Nicola Lattaruolo

Transportation

Jane Law

Costumes

Drucilla Lawrence

Post-Production Assistant

Susan Lazarus

Post-Production Supervisor

Andrew Lee

Assistant

Emanuele Leurini

Other

Emiliano Leurini

Other

Gianluca Leurini

Production Manager

Geog Lipman

Consultant

Davien Littlefield

Associate Producer

Jon Lubben

Other

Rita Luciani

Hairdresser

Franco Luciano

Transportation

Sylvia Mackintosh

Accounting Assistant

Roberto Magagnini

Props

Marco Magno

Wardrobe Assistant

Cristiana Malberti

Dresser

Fabio Mancini

Other

Corso Mannucci

Transportation

Fabio Marconi

Props

Christopher Marcoux

Assistant Editor

Marco Marcucci

Assistant Art Director

Marina Marin

Hairdresser

Matteo Marini

Transportation

Mara Masiero

Dresser

Mauro Masotti

Props

Enzo Mastrantonio

Hairdresser

James Matheny

Dialogue Editor

William Somerset Maugham

Source Material (From Novel)

Andy Mayson

Other

Rick Mccallum

Special Thanks To

Chris Mcgurk

Special Thanks To

Karin Mercurio

Accounting Assistant

Ferdinando Merolla

Hairdresser

John Midgley

Sound Mixer

Arnon Milchan

Executive Producer

Barbara R Miller

Accountant

Linda H Miller

Accountant

Massimo Millozzi

Gaffer

Paola Monteroppi

Assistant

Maurizio Montesi

Electrician

David Moreno

Other

Gabriele Mori

Art Department

Franco Morone

Rerecording

Sebastiano Murer

Props

Bianca Nesi

Accounting Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Il suffit d'une nuit, suffit d'une nuit
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
October Films/USA Films
Location
Siena, Italy; Cinecitta Studios, Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States May 19, 2000

Limited Release in United States May 5, 2000

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2000

Released in United States Spring May 5, 2000

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Big Nights) April 20 - May 4, 2000.

Michael Hoffman was previously attached to direct.

Began shooting June 8, 1998.

Completed shooting August 6, 1998.

Maugham's novella was published as a serial in Redbook magazine in 1940.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Big Nights) April 20 - May 4, 2000.)

Limited Release in United States May 5, 2000

Released in United States Spring May 5, 2000

Expanded Release in United States May 19, 2000

Released in United States on Video October 24, 2000