He resolves to keep his hands off but can't seem to stay away, and she's eager for a lover who's a father figure. Oh, to hold thee lightly on a gentle knee and print on thy soft cheek a parent's kiss! He resolves to keep his hands off but can't seem to stay away, and she's eager for a lover who's a father figure. A middle-age man Marcello Mastroanni trapped in a loveless marriage with a cold, shrewish wife and pregnant teenage daughter meets a young university student Natassia Kinski who reminds him of a lover he had twenty years earlier. He struggles endlessly with this dilemma, but the temptation of romance and sex with a vibrant young woman is irresistable. When Francesca finds out she might be her daughter, it doesn't phase her.
It is a possibility since Giulio had been going out with Flora the year before Francesca was born. In viewing her early films, it is hard to not conclude that Nastassja has a birth year of 1959 and not the claimed 1961 because of her physical development. Roué Giulio Marengo, a Roman landscape architect unhappy in his marriage, meets Francesca , a young and beautiful Florentine, and then learns she might be his daughter. Mastroianni's essentially serious performance, which is the backbone of the movie. In fact, this was one of the more impressive love story films I have seen in a long time.
Instead, he spends one night making savage love to her before they both realize this May-December business renders it all pointless. For me, it is better to watch a movie in its native language with English subtitles, unless the principal actors do their own dubbing. The man who has raised her, she looks in a father-daughter way. So I more or less had to guess the plot albeit it was not too much of an effort given the complexity of it ; 17 years old female Nastassja Kinski falls in love with a 50 years old who could be her father. You are watching the movie Stay as You Are produced in Italy, Spain belongs in Category Drama, Romance with duration 95 Min , broadcast at 123Movie. Released 1978, 'Stay As You Are' stars , , , Ania Pieroni The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 35 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which put together reviews from well-known critics.
In no way is he sexually interested in his own daughter. At first, he pursues her, then she pursues him because she likes older man. She flatly dismisses the insinuation, however, saying she regards Bartolo as her only true father. The film works best when the story seems to generate its sexual encounters spontaneously. Likewise, although Giulio has sex with Francesca, knowing that she might be his daughter, around the the girl he has raised, he respects the incest taboo. Sweet Jesus, this was nuts.
But she is, after all, just a wanton kid at heart. The mature and steady protagonist suddenly appears to be somewhat foolish. Should he tell Francesca his fears that it might be incest? What do they really have in common once they get out of their hotel bed? I saw this movie a few years ago and have forgotten most of it. A young Nastassja Kinski is convincing as the flighty but romantic 20-year old, and Marcello Mastroianni turns in another one of his great performances, solidifying my belief that he is one of the four or five greatest actors of all time. Of Kinski it must be said that her features and figure are almost too flawless.
And what of his wife, who still wants to be married? Running time 95 minutes Country Italy Spain Language Italian Stay as You Are : Così come sei , also known as Stay the Way You Are, is a 1978 Italian—Spanish , directed by , starring , , , and. In this case, I don't think it was the incest taboo. Just that Francesca cannot see herself living with Giulio. You must be and to submit your review. I was pleasantly surprised by this film because I had seen the low scores it had received from imdb.
Another way of putting it, is that these roles usually have depth. Kinski has the breathless piping voice of an adolescent and it sounds like whoever did her dubbing had a difficult time with it because the effort shows. Of course, nothing in life is simple. Alberto Lattuada has one artistic shot of two bright orange rowing shells emerging from under a dull stone bridge and forming striking geometric patterns, but then he goes and ruins it with clichés. Her performances are always intelligent with a screen savviness that can be mesmerizing.
Archived from on 21 October 2012. Other times she is serious. A soundtrack album was released in 1978 by , and again on 14 July 1995 by Prometheus Records. She has since disapproved of the nudity in the film on a number of occasions. There isn't a single angle that doesn't flatter her and make her look desirable in the most sensual way. Hers has a distinctive deep nasal quality that we've all learned to associate with her appearance on screen.
Most American directors would be over their heads and would be fortunate if they could tread water because the subject would be taboo in the American market. The bulk of her movies are in English. He's happy to be a kid, so he tries to find out who her father is; his wife knows something is. Nicely executed soap opera of middle-aged architect Marcello Mastroianni loving the criminally gorgeous seventeen-year-old Nastassja Kinski before ultimately breaking up. The fact that he might be her father has no bearing on her.