The Virgin Suicides


1h 37m 1999
The Virgin Suicides

Brief Synopsis

Five daughters with strict parents fascinate the boys at their high school.

Film Details

Also Known As
Las virgenes suicidas, Virgin Suicides
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

On the surface the Lisbons appear to be a normal 1970s family living in a middle-class Michigan suburb. Mr. Lisbon is a quirky math teacher, his wife is a strictly religious mother of five attractive teenage daughters who catch the eyes of the neighborhood boys. However, when 13-year-old Cecilia commits suicide, the family spirals downward into a creepy state of isolation and the remaining girls are quarantined from social interaction (particularly from the opposite sex) by their zealously protective mother. But the strategy backfires, their seclusion makes the girls even more intriguing to the obsessed boys who will go to absurd lengths for a taste of the forbidden fruit.

Crew

Pamela Abdy

Assistant

Heather Anderson

Office Production Assistant

Doug Andorka

Adr

Willi Baer

Executive Producer

David Bailey

Post-Production Supervisor

Petra Baker

Set Costumer

Lillian Baksalevowicz

Art Department

Jon Banksen

Construction Coordinator

Jon Banksen

Painter

Juan Barroso

Driver

Richard Beggs

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Richard Beggs

Music Composer

Richard Beggs

Sound Design

Richard Beggs

Music Editor

Dan Belley

Stunt Double

Martin Bentler

Driver

Michael Bickell

Grip

Chris Binney

Assistant Director

Erik Blank

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Blecher

Location Manager

Craig Boland

Props

Felipe Borrero

Sound Mixer

Paul Boucher

Assistant Camera

Dennis Bressen

Driver

Lisa Brown

Makeup Artist

John Buchan

Casting

Al Buchok

Assistant Director

Keith Burhans

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Mark Cabiddu

Boom Operator

Sanaa Cannella

Foley Artist

Chris Canute

Tutor

Sparky Carr

Coordinator

Sparky Carr

Transportation Coordinator

Nigel Churcher

Graphic Artist

Nigel Churcher

Art Department

Suzanne Colvin

Line Producer

Suzanne Colvin

Production Manager

Francis Ford Coppola

Producer

Roman Coppola

Unit Director

Sofia Coppola

Screenplay

Julie Costanzo

Producer

Mark Cowden

Best Boy

Jordan Craig

Special Effects Coordinator

Jamie Danesh

Production Assistant

Corrine Day

Photography

Kevin Debernardi

Sound

Brian Delahanty

Driver

Ethan Derner

Sound Recordist

Dennis Deyoung

Song

Dennis Dorney

Titles And Opticals

Jennifer Dozier

Costumes

Jean Benoit Dunckel

Original Score

Jean Benoit Dunckel

Song

Jean Benoit Dunckel

Song Performer

Gary Dunham

Assistant Camera

R Scott Duran

Dresser

Ann Edgar

Assistant

Henry Embry

Sound Recordist

Emma England

Wardrobe Assistant

Judith England

Costume Coordinator

Jeffrey Eugenides

Source Material (From Novel)

Chuck Eukey

Key Grip

Tim Fagan

Driver

Mike Fantasia

Consultant

Chris Faulkner

Key Grip

Chris Faulkner

Dolly Grip

Kim Forrest

Wardrobe Assistant

Fred Fuchs

Executive Producer

Johannes Gamble

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Garr

Construction

Jordan Gertner

Associate Producer

Barry Gibb

Song

Maurice Gibb

Song

Robin Gibb

Song

Freddie Godden

Hair Stylist

Nicolas Godin

Song

Charles Gould

Key Grip

Jon Goulding

Art Director

Graham Gouldman

Song

Kathleen Graham

Makeup Artist

Stewart Grayburn

Best Boy Grip

Brad Greaves

Art Department

Al Green

Song Performer

Monica Guddat

Assistant Camera

Robert Haid

Grip

Haines Hall

Editor

Dan Halsted

Producer

Albert Hammond

Song

Chris Hanley

Producer

Michael Hazelwood

Song

Heart

Song Performer

Rob Hepburn

On-Set Dresser

Kara Hiltz

Coordinator

Pete Horner

Sound Recordist

Al Izumi

Driver

Nancy Jackson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Robert E Jason

Gaffer

Winnifred Jong

Script Supervisor

Clayton Joye

Photography

Sean Keegan

Foley Recordist

Melissa Kent

Editor

Tarek Khan

Assistant

Carole King

Song

Carole King

Song Performer

Zameret Kleiman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Robert Knox

Sound Supervisor

Edward Lachman

Director Of Photography

John Laforet

Special Effects Coordinator

Laura Laird

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Ivan Landau

Sound

Thomas W Leidner

Production Assistant

Megan Less

Set Decorator

Erwin Lodewyk

Grip

Pearl A Lucero

Production Manager

Jeff Lynne

Song

James Lyons

Editor

David Macdonald

Assistant Director

Gary Marcus

Coproducer

Hayley Marcus

Casting

Kenny Matlow

Boom Operator

John Mccaughey

Transportation Captain

Terry Mccauly

On-Set Dresser

Penny Mcdonald

Assistant

Geoff Mcfetridge

Titles

Robert Mcgee

Casting

Haley Mclane

Script Supervisor

Chris Mclean

Production Assistant

Dave Mcnicoll

Gaffer

Dave Mcnicoll

Swing

Kenny Meinzinger

Property Master

Marc Meisels

Dresser

Gordie Merrick

Consultant

Stephanie Miller

Script Supervisor

Sue Mitchell

Assistant

Terri Modjallal

Craft Service

Andrij Molodecky

Property Master

Steve Mrkobrada

Assistant Camera

Roz Music

Casting

Roz Music

Makeup

Roz Music

Hair Stylist

Darrin Navarro

Assistant Editor

Christopher Neil

Dialogue Coach

Christopher Neil

Acting Coach

Gilbert O'sullivan

Song Performer

Gilbert O'sullivan

Song

Roy Wes Otis

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Livia Perez

Production Manager

Linda Phillips-palo

Casting

Michel Poirier

Assistant Director

Joanna Polley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jesse Pomeroy

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Jesse Pomeroy

Adr Supervisor

Demetri Portelli

Camera Trainee

Suzanne Porter

Assistant Location Manager

Tom Quinn

Assistant Director

Sheila Radovancevic

Wardrobe Assistant

Tony Ramsey

Swing

Keitha M Redmond

Production Manager

Keitha M Redmond

Production Coordinator

Brian Reitzell

Music Supervisor

Pierre Remy

Caterer

Victor Renaldi

Storyboard Artist

John Renwick

Driver

Dana Richardson

Props

Rod Robertson

Best Boy

Alain J Romi

Assistant Editor

Fred Roos

Coproducer

James R Rosenthal

Post-Production Supervisor

Dana Ross

Color Timer

Todd Rundgren

Song Performer

Todd Rundgren

Song

Steve Sacrab

Driver

Brian Sarvis

Sound Supervisor

Suzanne Savage

Hair Stylist

Christina Sawyer

Post-Production Accountant

Freddy Scialla

Stand-In

Robert Serda

Adr

Carl Severin

Driver

B Sharp

Production Accountant

Jeannine Sharp

Accounting Assistant

Julia Shirar

Sound Design

Jeff Silver

On-Set Dresser

Kent Sparling

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jeremy Speigel

Office Production Assistant

Daniel Sperry

Consultant

Linda Spheeris

Set Decorator

Linda Spheeris

Art Director

Edward Stanulis

Assistant Camera

Jasna Stefanovic

Production Designer

Howard Stein

Sound Supervisor

Nancy Steiner

Costume Designer

David Stetson

Driver

Eric Stewart

Song

John Sztejnmiler

Generator Operator

Franco Tatta

Gaffer

Jussi Tegelman

Sound Effects Editor

Gretchen Thoma

Foley Artist

Mike Thomas

Driver

Tom Thompson

Props

Tom Thompson

Set Decorator

Film Details

Also Known As
Las virgenes suicidas, Virgin Suicides
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Drama
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the 2000 Artios Award for Feature Film - Independent by the Casting Society of America (CSA).

Released in United States Spring April 21, 2000

Expanded Release in United States May 5, 2000

Expanded Release in United States May 12, 2000

Released in United States on Video December 19, 2000

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States November 1999

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.

Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival July 19 - August 6, 2000.

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

Based on Jeffrey Eugenides' acclaimed 1991 novel.

Feature directorial debut for erstwhile actress Sofia Coppola, the daughter of renowned director Francis Ford Coppola.

Completed shooting early September 1998.

Began shooting July 6, 1998.

United Artists International is the new name for G2 Films, the recently created boutique division of MGM Pictures.

Released in United States Spring April 21, 2000

Expanded Release in United States May 5, 2000

Expanded Release in United States May 12, 2000

Released in United States on Video December 19, 2000

Released in United States 1999 (World premiere at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.)

Released in United States November 1999 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival July 19 - August 6, 2000.)

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

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 20-30, 2000.)