Stay as You Are

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Stay as You Are
Stay As You Are poster.jpg
US poster
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Produced by Giovanni Bertolucci
Screenplay by Alberto Lattuada
Enrico Oldoini
Story by Enrico Oldoini
Paolo Cavara
Starring Nastassja Kinski
Marcello Mastroianni
Barbara De Rossi
Ania Pieroni
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography José Luis Alcaine
Distributed by New Line Cinema (US theatrical)
Columbia Pictures (Hong Kong, France and other countries)
Release dates
  • 14 September 1978 (1978-09-14) (Italy)
  • 21 December 1979 (1979-12-21) (United States)
Running time 95 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Stay as You Are (Italian: Così come sei) is a 1978 Italian-Spanish romantic erotic drama film, directed by Alberto Lattuada, starring Nastassja Kinski, Marcello Mastroianni, Barbara De Rossi and Ania Pieroni.[1] It is also known as Stay the Way You Are in some countries. It follows a May–December romance between an old working man and a young girl he meets.

New Line Cinema gave this film a limited US theatrical release on 21 December 1979. However, this film's DVD has not yet been released in the United States.

This film received positive reviews, especially for Nastassja Kinski's performance. According to the US poster of this film, Bruce Williamson of Playboy called it "A truly sexy film".[2] Time magazine also praised Kinski's performance: "Kinski is simply ravishing, genuinely sexy and high-spirited without being painfully aggressive about it."[3]



  1. ^ "Cosi' come sei (1978)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Stay As You Are: Product Details". Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cinema: Bedrock Taboo". TIME. January 21, 1980. 

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