Besieged (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance

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When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in ... See full summary »



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  • David Thewlis in Besieged (1998)
  • David Thewlis and Thandie Newton in Besieged (1998)
  • Thandie Newton in Besieged (1998)
  • Joan Chen at an event for Besieged (1998)
  • David Thewlis and Thandie Newton in Besieged (1998)

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Being such a small-scale effort, Bernardo Bertolucci was able to cover off roughly 20-25 scenes every day, four times more than he would be able to cover on a bigger budget film.


Plot Summary


Drama | Romance


Release Date:

21 May 1999


English, Italian, Swahili

Country of Origin

Italy, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$159,289 (USA) (23 May 1999)


$2,032,621 (USA) (1 August 1999)

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