Under the Tuscan Sun


1h 53m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Frances Mayes is a 35-year-old San Francisco writer whose perfect life has just taken an unexpected detour. Her recent divorce has left her with terminal writer's block and extremely depressed. Her best friend, Patti, is beginning to think that she might never recover. "Dr. Patti's" prescription: 10

Film Details

Also Known As
Sous le soleil de Toscane, Under Toscanas sol, Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Cinecitta Studios; Cinesicurta; Corridori G & A Cinematografica; Fireman'S Fund Insurance Co; Joann Kane Music Service; Kaleidoscope Film Group; O'Henry Studios; Ocm; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Packair Airfreight Inc; Pixel Magic; Signet Sound Studio; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; The Image Resolution Inc.; Timnick Films Production; Tirelli Costumi; Touchstone Pictures
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Sam Film; Ster-Kinekor; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Tuscany, Italy; Rome, Italy; Positano, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Frances Mayes is a 35-year-old San Francisco writer whose perfect life has just taken an unexpected detour. Her recent divorce has left her with terminal writer's block and extremely depressed. Her best friend, Patti, is beginning to think that she might never recover. "Dr. Patti's" prescription: 10 days in Tuscany. It's there, on a whim, that Frances purchases a villa named Bramasole--literally, "something that yearns for the sun." The home needs much restoration, but what better place for a new beginning than the home of the Renaissance? As she flings herself into her new life at the villa in the lush Italian countryside, Frances makes new friends among her neighbors; but in the quiet moments, she is fearful that her ambitions for her new life--and new family--may not be realized, until a chance encounter in Rome throws Frances into the arms of an intriguing Portobello antiques dealer named Marcello. Even as she stumbles forward on her uncertain journey, one thing becomes clear: in life, there are second chances.

Cast

Diane Lane

Frances

Sandra Oh

Patti

Lindsay Duncan

Katherine

Raoul Bova

Marcello

Vincenzo Ricotta

Martini

Mario Monicelli

Old Man With Flowers

Roberto Nobile

Placido

Anita Zagaria

Fiorella

Evelina Gori

Nona Cardinale

Giulia Steigerwalt

Chiara

Pawel Szajda

Pawel

Valentine Pelka

Jerzy

Sasa Vulicevic

Zbignew

Massimo Sarchielli

Nino

Claudia Gerini

Signora Raguzzi

Laura Pestellini

Contessa

David Sutcliffe

Ed

Kate Walsh

Grace

Don Mcmanus

Nasty Man

Matt Salinger

Colleague

Elden Henson

Author

Johnny Radzik

San Francisco Guy

Geoffrey Rivas

Head Mover

Jack Kehler

Apartment Manager

Dan Bucatinsky

Tour Member Rodney

Kristoffer Ryan Winters

David Tour Guide

Sean Kaplan

Seat Mate

Jeffery Jones

Gay Tourist

Giuseppe Buonaurio

Gay Tourist

Vittorio Pecchillo

Gay Tourist

Andrea Saran

Gay Tourist

Giulia Bernardini

Gay Tourist

Marco Fubini

Rome Man #1

Davide Paganini

Rome Man #2

Pierfilippo Macchiavelli

Rome Man #3

Nuccio Siano

Gianni

Malva Guicheney

Gianni'S Daughter

Marit Nissen

German Woman

Ralph Palka

German Man

Marco Bonini

Dinner Guest

Salvatore Lazzaro

Contractor #1

Sandro Dori

Contractor #2

Marcello Marziali

Contractor #3

Domenico Gennaro

Marcello'S Cousin

Romina Cansanella

Marcello'S Niece

Emiliano Novelli

Positano Policeman

Francesca Petrucci

Choir Singer

Chiara Porti

Signor Martini'S Wife

George Doering

Performer

Mike Lang

Performer

Endre Granat

Performer

Frank Marocco

Performer

Dan Higgins

Performer

James Kanter

Performer

Phil Ayling

Performer

Andrew Medforth

Performer

Chris Ibenhard

Featured Boy Solo Vocal

Vincent Riotta

Crew

Renato Agostini

Special Effects Supervisor

Gerardo Albero

Location Facilities Manager

Barbara Ancarani

Art Department Administrator

Angela Anzimani

Set Costumer

Stephen Balliet

Boom Operator (San Francsico Unit)

Simona Batistelli

Production Coordinator

Angela Beale

Set Costumer

Christophe Beck

Music

Bob Beemer

Supervising Sound Mixer

Daniela Berardi

Payroll Accountant

Franco Biciocchi

Still Photographer

Fernand Bos

Music Editor

Bill Boston

Original Music

Kate Bowe

Unit Publicist

John Brace

Us Casting

Alan Broadbent

Song Performer ("I'Ve Never Been In Love Before")

Daniele Brocchi

Set Production Assistant

Piernicola Bruno

Set Production Assistant

Manuela Cacciamani

Set Coordinator

Sammy Cahn

Song ("Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)")

Fausto Cancellieri

Best Boy Grip

Anthony Cantor

Second Second Assistant Director

Giacomo Cardone

Set Production Assistant

Matteo Carlesimo

"A" Camera Assistant

Luciano Ceccotti

Greenery

Betsy Chory

Assistant (To Ms Wells)

Simone Cialoni

Office Production Assistant (Rome)

Arthur Coburn

Editor

Franklin Cofod

Editorial (Pixel Magic), Line-Up (Pixel Magic)

Stefano Corridori

Special Effects

Massimo Cristofanelli

Special Effects

Stella D'onofrio

Script Supervisor

Lara Dall'antonia

Production Secretary

Greg Davies

Gaffer (San Francsico Unit)

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Carol Depasquale

Script Supervisor (San Francsico Unit)

Francesco Di Giacomo

"B" Camera Assistant

Kate Dimento

Associate Producer

Victor Dimichina

Digital Imaging Supervisor (Pixel Magic)

San Trinh Dinh

Location Projectionist

Cristiano Donzelli

Storyboard Artist

Chris Douridas

Music Consultant

Doug Dovichi

Transportation Captain (San Francsico Unit)

Tom Driskill

Transportation Captain (San Francsico Unit)

Tommaso Dubla

Art Department Administrator

Nicoletta Ercole

Costume Designer

Nicky Evans

Set Decorator (American Sets)

Willy Faso

Office Production Assistant

Laura Fattori

Executive Producer

Nicola Fedrigoni

Assistant Location Manager

Julie Feiner

Adr Editor

Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci

Other

Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Kevin Fisher

Scanning & Recording (Pixel Magic)

Chris Fitzgerald

Adr Recordist

Alessandra Fortuna

Rome Office Contact

Mario Francini

Transportation Captain

Paolo Frasson

Dolly Grip

Boni Fraulo

Location Manager (Positano)

Gianfranco Fumagalli

Art Director

Marco Fumagalli

Set Production Assistant

John Gazdick

First Assistant "B" Camera (San Francsico Unit)

Giuliano Ghiselli

Extras Casting (Tuscany)

Giuseppe Giacosa

Music ("Humming Chorus")

Mark Gill

Executive Producer

Giovanni Giovagnoni

Art Director

Aaron Glascock

Supervising Sound Editor

Jonathan Goldman

Associate Producer

Maddalena Grassi

Costume Production Assistant

Brent Hall

Post-Production Supervisor

Bruce Harris

Composite Artist (Pixel Magic)

Gary Hecker

Foley Artist

Jonathan Herman

Assistant (To Mr Sternberg)

Jonathan Herman

Assistant

Luke Hock

Best Boy Grip (San Francsico Unit)

Massimo Iacobis

Unit Production Manager (Positano)

Luigi Illica

Music ("Humming Chorus")

Stefania Jacchia

Payroll Assistant

Luana Jackman

Vocal Contractor

Nina Jacobson

Studio Executive

Rob Johnston

Transportation Coordinator (San Francsico Unit)

Andrew Kaiser

Original Music

Andrew Kaiser

Assistant (To Christophe Beck)

Bonnie L. Kanner

Visual Effects Executive Producer (Pixel Magic)

Sofia Karakachoff

Vtr Playback

Erin Kaufman

Assistant Production Coordinator (San Francsico Unit)

Bill Kent

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kevin Kleish

Original Music

Sandy Kroopf

Executive Producer

Beatrice Kruger

Italian Casting

Todd Kuhn

Key Grip (San Francsico Unit)

Massimiliano Kuveiller

"A" Camera Clapper Loader

John Lacy

Best Boy Electric (San Francsico Unit)

Emanuele Leurini

Camera Assistant (2nd Unit)

Emiliano Leurini

"B" Camera Assistant; Camera Assistant (2nd Unit)

Frank Loesser

Song ("I'Ve Never Been In Love Before")

Stephen Lotwis

Music Editor

Robert Lowden

Matte Painter (Pixel Magic)

Linda Lowy

Us Casting

Daniele Luppi

Song Performer ("Fashion Party")

Daniele Luppi

Song ("Fashion Party")

George Macri

Visual Effects Producer (Pixel Magic)

Alberto Magiante

First Assistant Director

Gian-maria Maiorana

"A" Camera Operator

Veronica Mancino

Casting Assistant

Roberto Manfreda

Cableman

Paul Marbury

First Assistant "A" Camera (San Francsico Unit)

Andrew Marcus

Editor

Fernando Massaccesi

Gaffer

Marco Massaccesi

Best Boy Grip

Justin Maurice

Cast Production Assistant

Frances Mayes

Source Material (From Novel: "Under The Tuscan Sun: At Home In Italy")

Stephen Mccabe

Production Designer

Karla Mcintyre

Digital Effects Coordinator (Pixel Magic)

Raymond Mcintyre Jr.

Visual Effects Supervisor (Pixel Magic)

John Mcleod

Special Effects Supervisor (San Francsico Unit)

Scott Millan

Supervising Sound Mixer

Todd E Miller

Editor

Sabrina Miniucchi

Avid Assistant (Italy)

Oscar Mitt

First Assistant Sound Editor

Paul Moen

Line Producer (San Francsico Unit)

Lorenzo Monaca

Stand-By Painter

Robert J Mooney

Second Assistant Director (San Francsico Unit)

Piero Mura

Sound Editor

Francesco Nardi

Makeup Artist

Riccardo Neri

Unit Production Manager

Anna Nicolosi

Locations (Florence)

Tonino Nigro

Generator Operator

Mike Nowak

Orchestra Conductor

Mark Onks

Rerecording Engineer

Nilo Otero

First Assistant Director (San Francsico Unit)

Rossella Palma

Assistant Costume Designer

Erik Paoletti

Location Manager

Gianluca Passone

Location Manager (Rome)

Barbara Patrovich

Second Assistant Director

Karin Pavone

Art Department Administrator

Fred W Peck

Sound Re-Recordist

Franco Penna

Assistant Accountant

Roberto Penna

Production Auditor

Edoardo Petti

Associate Producer

Bruna Piercecchi

Craft Service

Andrea Piria

Cashier

Alessio Pompei

Hair Stylist

Michela Prodan

Dialogue Coach

Giacomo Puccini

Music ("Humming Chorus")

John Radzik

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

John Radzik

"B" Camera Operator

John Radzik

Steadicam Operator

Johnny Radzik

Other

Johnny Radzik

Director Of Photography

Johnny Radzik

Camera Operator

Johnny Radzik

Steadicam Operator

Jason Reed

Studio Executive

Jennifer Rivieccio

Personal Assistant (To Ms Wells)

Jay Roberts

Post-Production Accountant

Catherine Rose

Foley Artist

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

Music ("Aria Il Vecchiotto Cerca Moglie")

Brian Ruberg

Foley Mixer

Alessandro Ruggeri

Assistant Production Coordinator

Maria Assunta Sangermano

Personal Assistant (To Ms Lane)

Ray Scalice

General Manager (Pixel Magic)

Curt Schulkey

Supervising Sound Editor

Maurizio Silvi

Makeup Supervisor

Geoffrey Simpson

Other

Geoffrey Simpson

Director Of Photography

Cinzia Sleiter

Set Decorator

Mary Ruth Smith

Sound Editor

Mary Beth Smith

Negative Cutter

Eduardo Sotelo

Post-Production Assistant

Ronnie Spector

Key Makeup (San Francsico Unit)

Geordie Spradling

Composite Artist (Pixel Magic)

Greg Steele

Adr Mixer

Gail Stempler

Location Manager (San Francsico Unit)

Tom Sternberg

Producer

Joanna Stevens-smith

Boom Operator

Casey Stone

Score Mixing

Casey Stone

Score Recording

Nelson Stroll

Sound Mixer (San Francsico Unit)

Jimmy Stuart

Dolly Grip (San Francsico Unit)

Jule Styne

Song ("Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week)")

Mauro Tamagnini

Hair Designer

Ellen Taylor

Apprentice Editor

Franca Silvi Taylor

Film Assistant (Italy)

John Joseph Thomas

Foley Editor

Doriano Torriero

Key Grip

Day Trinh Dinh

Location Projectionist

John Trunk

Video Assist (San Francsico Unit)

Fabio Turchi

Locations (Florence)

Mario Tursi

Still Photographer

Devin Uzan

Composite Artist (Pixel Magic)

Yvonne Valdez

First Assistant Editor

Ron Vignone

Assistant Sound Editor

Claudio Villa

Property Master

Corinne Villa

Avid Assistant

Candy L Walken

Hair Stylist (For Ms Lane)

Marvin Walowitz

Sound Effects Editor

Jody Weisenfeld

Set Decorator (San Francsico Unit)

Audrey Wells

Screenplay (Adaptation)

Audrey Wells

Producer

Audrey Wells

Story By

Film Details

Also Known As
Sous le soleil de Toscane, Under Toscanas sol, Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Cinecitta Studios; Cinesicurta; Corridori G & A Cinematografica; Fireman'S Fund Insurance Co; Joann Kane Music Service; Kaleidoscope Film Group; O'Henry Studios; Ocm; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Packair Airfreight Inc; Pixel Magic; Signet Sound Studio; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; The Image Resolution Inc.; Timnick Films Production; Tirelli Costumi; Touchstone Pictures
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Sam Film; Ster-Kinekor; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Tuscany, Italy; Rome, Italy; Positano, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 26, 2003

Released in United States on Video February 3, 2004

Frances Mayes reportedly received low to mid six figures for the rights to her memoir, "Under the Tuscan Sun."

Project was previously in development at Miramax Films.

Frances Mayes reportedly received low to mid six figures for the rights to her memoir, "Under the Tuscan Sun."

Frances Mayes' memoir, "Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy," was published by Broadway books in 1997.

prints by Technicolor

Released in United States on Video February 3, 2004

Released in United States Fall September 26, 2003