Woman on Top


1h 33m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Meet Isabella, a sultry enchantress born with the special gift of melting the palates and hearts of men everywhere. When she decides to break free from her rocky marriage and the stifling kitchen of her husband's restaurant in Brazil, she spirits off to San Francisco in pursuit of her dreams of a re

Film Details

Also Known As
Woman on Top (Amour, piments et bossa nova), mujeres arriba
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Brazil; San Francisco, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Meet Isabella, a sultry enchantress born with the special gift of melting the palates and hearts of men everywhere. When she decides to break free from her rocky marriage and the stifling kitchen of her husband's restaurant in Brazil, she spirits off to San Francisco in pursuit of her dreams of a real culinary career. There she meets an ambitious TV producer who, seeing a winning combination in her good looks and gift for cooking, gives Isabella her very own show. With a new life in a new city, Isabella embarks on a personal journey with her exhuberant, cross-dressing childhood friend, Monica, to discover not only her passion and potential, but the perfect recipe for coming out on top.

Crew

Paulo Albuquerque

Music Producer

Luluta Alencar

Graphic Designer

Valeria Amorim

Production Supervisor

Thierry Arbogast

Director Of Photography

Glenn Auchinachie

Sound Effects Editor

Geraldo Azevedo

Song Performer

Juan Bacalov

Original Music

Luis Enriquez Bacalov

Music

Luis Enriquez Bacalov

Original Music

Stewart Barbee

Camera Operator

Thomas A Barone

Special Effects

Elizabeth Barton

Script Supervisor

Dennis Becker

Special Effects

Tim Bellen

Steadicam Operator

Norma Bengell

Song Performer

Thor Benitez

Adr

Matt Beville

Foley Mixer

Matt Beville

Adr Mixer

Timothy Bird

Assistant Director

Vera Blasi

Screenplay

Beth M Bodo

Production Coordinator

Luiz Bonfa

Song Performer

Tracy Boyko

Scenic Artist

William Brendle

Music

Ruy Brito

Casting

Jeff K Brunello

Sound Effects Editor

Heather Cappiello

Script Supervisor

Augusto Case

Executive Producer

Tony Castro

Video

Dorival Caymmi

Song Performer

John Chandler

Foley Editor

Jacques Cheuiche

Director Of Photography

Philippe Chiffre

Production Designer

Catherine Childers

Hair Stylist

Brett Cody

Video

Craig Copher

Set Decorator

Marcelo Couto

Special Effects

Maria Creusa

Song Performer

Paul Curtis

Adr Editor

Paul Curtis

Dialogue Editor

Rob Darwin

Production Manager

Roberto Baden Powell De Aquino

Song Performer

Andrew Decristofaro

Supervising Sound Editor

Vinicius Demoraes

Song Performer

Ricardo Faissal

Technical Advisor

Cyl Farney

Song Performer

Caique Martins Ferreira

Line Producer

Kenn Ferro

Steadicam Operator

Alessandra Fleming

Producer

Jeff Scott Flores

Stunt Coordinator

Alexa L. Fogel

Casting

Laura Folger

Casting

Luis Henrique Foncesca

Assistant Director

Tracey Gallacher

Art Director

Monique Gardenberg

Music

Marshall Garlington

Rerecording

Leslie Garvin

Assistant Director

Justine Gasquet

Background Artist

Preta Gil

Executive Producer

Gary Gillingham

Production Associate

Mauricio Giovani

Scenic Artist

Guy Goncalves

Camera

Tom Gorey

Rerecording

Marco Tulio Gugliemoni

Steadicam Operator

Olivia Guimaraes

Assistant Director

Gustavo Hadba

Camera Operator

Christopher James Hall

Assistant Director

Rebecca Hanck

Sound Effects Editor

Bronwen Hughes

Executive Producer

Leslie Jones

Editor

Ricardo Karan

Location Manager

Patricia Kazmierowski

Costume Supervisor

Lisa Kearsley

Production Supervisor

Bridgette Kelley

Script Supervisor

Shawn Kennelly

Adr Mixer

Shawn Kennelly

Foley Mixer

Colleen La Baff

Hair Stylist

Geoffrey Lake

Special Effects

Mark Lanza

Sound Effects Editor

Ellen Lent

Location Manager

Laura Macias

Foley Artist

Cicero Henrique Marques

Scenic Artist

Lizete Martins

Video

Maria Lucia Mattos

Makeup Artist

Alexandre Meyer

Art Director

Katia Moraes

Song Performer

Moreas Moreira

Song Performer

Michael A. Morongell

Sound

Paulinho Moska

Song Performer

Michael Mullane

Sound Effects Editor

Rob Nelson

Video

Marco Aurelio Norberto

Scenic Artist

Brad North

Sound Effects Editor

Gianni Oddi

Music

Michael Orlowski

Sound Effects Editor

Chad Owens

Set Designer

Pericles Palmeira

Casting

Nancy Paloian-breznikar

Coproducer

Hector Pereira

Music

Mill Picture

Main Title Design

Frankie Pine

Music Supervisor

Francisco Pires

Scenic Artist

Alan Poul

Producer

Celeste Randall

Hair Stylist

Tom Richardson

Scenic Artist

David Vincent Rimer

Production

Stephen P Robinson

Sound Effects Editor

Pete Romano

Camera

Mark Ross

Other

Joan Rowe

Foley Artist

Sean Rowe

Foley Artist

Jorge Saldanha

Sound Mixer

Beatriz Salgado

Wardrobe

Ann Scibelli

Sound Effects Editor

Leigh Shanta

Line Producer

Tommy Sindicich

Special Effects Supervisor

Sharon H Smith

Music Editor

Frederick H Stahly

Dialogue Editor

Frederick H Stahly

Adr Editor

Christine Steele

Makeup

Nelson Stroll

Sound Mixer

John C. Stuver

Adr Editor

John C. Stuver

Dialogue Editor

Bill Swanson

Scenic Artist

+lisabeth Tavernier

Costume Designer

Ken Teaney

Rerecording

Nancy A Terriberry

Production Coordinator

Eric Thompson

Adr Mixer

Eric Thompson

Foley Mixer

Elisa Tolomelli

Executive Producer

Luciano Torani

Other

Fina Torres

Executive Producer

Elizabeth Tullis

Scenic Artist

I J Van Perre

Special Effects Foreman

David Van Slyke

Sound Effects Editor

Caetano Veloso

Song Performer

Kim Verstrepen

Animal Trainer

Linda Warrilow

Production Manager

Jeffrey R Whitcher

Sound Effects Editor

Rob Yamamoto

Visual Effects Supervisor

Fernando Zagallo

Production Manager

Fabio Zanon

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Woman on Top (Amour, piments et bossa nova), mujeres arriba
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Brazil; San Francisco, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States September 22, 2000

Released in United States Fall September 22, 2000

Released in United States on Video February 13, 2001

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 24 - September 4, 2000.

Shown at Munich Film Festival (Opening Night) June 24 - July 1, 2000.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 1-10, 2000.

Project was previously in development with Geena Davis attached to star.

Completed shooting September 2, 1999.

Began shooting June 24, 1999.

Limited Release in United States September 22, 2000

Released in United States Fall September 22, 2000

Released in United States on Video February 13, 2001

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 24 - September 4, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Munich Film Festival (Opening Night) June 24 - July 1, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 1-10, 2000.)