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by Berdardo Bertolucci


The story of a woman who flees Africa after a dictator puts her husband in jail and moves to Italy to work for an eccentric Italian pianist, who comes to fall in love with her.

international title: Besieged
original title: Besieged
country: Italy, United Kingdom
year: 1998
genre: fiction
directed by: Berdardo Bertolucci
film run: 93'
release date: IT 05/02/1999
screenplay: James Lasdun, Bernardo Bertolucci, Clare Peploe
cast: Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Claudio Santamaria, John Ojwang, Massimo De Rossi, Cyril Nri, Paul Osul, Veronica Lazar
cinematography by: Fabio Cianchetti
film editing: Jacopo Quadri
art director: Cynthia Sleiter
costumes designer: Metka Kosak
music: Alessio Vlad
producer: Massimo Cortesi
production: Fiction, BBC Films
distributor: Polyfilm Verleih, Alamode Film, Best Film
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