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Savage Grace -- One of the most shocking scandals in recent times involves the murder of an heiress. A tale of wild sexuality and forbidden passion is told in this festival gem.
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A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Julianne Moore ... Barbara Baekeland

Stephen Dillane ... Brooks Baekeland

Anne Reid ... Nini Daly
Martin Huber ... Aschwin Lippe
Minnie Marx ... Midge Vanden Heuvel

Jim Arnold ... Joost Vanden Heuvel
Mapi Galán ... Simone Lippe

Barney Clark ... Tony at 12
Abel Folk ... Carlos Durán

Belén Rueda ... Pilar Durán
Simón Andreu ... Jean Pierre Souvestre

Eddie Redmayne ... Antony Baekeland

Elena Anaya ... Blanca

Unax Ugalde ... Black Jake Martínez

Melina Matthews ... Lorna Moffat
Lorea Uresberueta ... Ticket Agent (as Lorea Uresberuéta)
Xavier Capdet ... Gate Man
Kandido Uranga ... Taxi Driver

Hugh Dancy ... Sam Green
Lina Lambert ... Missy Harnden
Peter Vives ... Mishka Harnden
Brendan Price ... PC Roberts
Pol Balibrea ... Baby Tony
Mariona Perrier ... Teeny Duchamp
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Piero Verzello ... Man in Car with Barbara (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Kalin 
Writing credits
Howard A. Rodman (screenplay)

Natalie Robins (book) &
Steven M.L. Aronson (book)

Produced by
Philippe Aigle .... associate producer: Celluloid Dreams
Alberto Aranda .... co-producer
Christian Baute .... co-executive producer
Johnathan Dorfman .... executive producer
Temple Fennell .... executive producer
Peter Graham .... executive producer (as Peter M. Graham II)
Xavier Granada .... co-producer (as Xavi Granada)
Stephen Hays .... executive producer
Tom Kalin .... co-producer
Pamela Koffler .... producer
Aitor Lizarralde .... associate producer
Charlotte Mickie .... associate producer: Celluloid Dreams
Iker Monfort .... producer
Yulene Monfort .... co-producer
Elvira Morales Sales .... co-executive producer
Hengameh Panahi .... executive producer
Howard A. Rodman .... executive producer
Katie Roumel .... producer
Eugenia Soler .... line producer
Christine Vachon .... producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Original Music by
Fernando Velázquez 
Cinematography by
Juan Miguel Azpiroz (director of photography) (as Juanmi Azpiroz)
Film Editing by
Enara Goikoetxea  (as Enara Goicoetxea)
Tom Kalin 
John F. Lyons 
Casting by
Laura Rosenthal 
Production Design by
Víctor Molero 
Art Direction by
Deborah Chambers 
Set Decoration by
Juan Carlos Bravo 
Isabelle Domingo 
Víctor Pavía  (as Victor 'Bili' Pavia)
Costume Design by
Gabriela Salaverri 
Makeup Department
Montse Boqueras .... makeup artist
Vanessa Cubero .... makeup artist (as Vanesa Cubero)
Xavi García .... hair stylist
Susana León .... makeup artist
Ana López-Puigcerver .... makeup department head (as Ana López Puicerver)
Belén López-Puigcerver .... key hair stylist (as Belén López Puigcerver)
Rosario Martínez .... makeup artist
Natalia Montoya .... hair stylist
Cesáreo Morcillo .... makeup artist (as César Morcillo)
Irene Navarro .... assistant hair stylist
Peter Owen .... wig maker: Julianne Moore
Jerry Popolis .... hair stylist: Julianne Moore
Sergio Pérez .... hair stylist
Susan Reilly LeHane .... makeup artist: Julianne Moore
José Segui .... hair stylist (as José Antonio Segui)
Ana Urosa .... assistant makeup artist
Laura Vacas .... makeup artist
Manuel Villagrasa .... hair stylist
Dita Vojtikova .... manicurist: Julianne Moore
Production Management
Yee Yeo Chang .... post-production supervisor: NY
Nicolás Tapia .... production manager (as Nico Tapia)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Israel Marco .... second second assistant director
Olga Pujalte .... second assistant director
F. Javier Soto .... first assistant director (as Javier Soto)
Art Department
Juan Antonio Agulló .... construction: Stork Club
Andy Chevailler .... set dresser
Silvia Crivillers .... assistant property master (as Silvia Crivillé)
Juanjo Garcia .... assistant art director
Fernando Giner .... additional prop designer
Joaquín Jara .... artist painter (as Joaquin Jara)
Joaquín Jara .... portrait painter: by JoaquinJara (as Joaquin Jara)
Beatriz Martínez .... art department trainee
Pablo Mateu .... set dresser
Nuria Muni .... property master
Octavio Tapia .... property master
Chan Canelo .... artist painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Susana Benito .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Juan Borrell .... sound
Emilio Bustos .... assistant sound editor (as Emilio Bustos Garcia)
Manuel Corrales .... foley artist (as Manolo Corrales)
Bela María da Costa .... sound (as Bela da Costa)
Gonzalo de la Fuente .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Jaime Fernández .... sound
Dámaso Hernández .... boom operator
Craig Kyllonen .... ADR recordist
Mario López .... foley sound engineer
Douglas Murray .... adr engineer (as Doug Murray)
Ricardo Viñas .... sound consultant: Dolby
Antonio Higueruelo .... action coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Thais Batlle .... video playback operator
Alberto Julia Cano .... additional electrician
Albert Carreras .... camera operator: "b" camera
Francesc Carreras .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Francisco Carreras)
Josu Cejuela .... gaffer
Elías Fernández Salomón .... additional electrician
Gina Ferrer .... additional camera loader
Alberto García .... electrician
Alberto García .... generator operator
Juan González Guerrero .... company electrician (as Juan González)
Jaume González Nogues .... grip trainee
Óscar Isach .... additional electrician (as Oscar Isaac)
Teodoro Maniaci .... director of photography: New York
Enero Martínex de Lizarrondo .... additional electrician
Migueltxo Molina .... still photographer (as Miguel Molina)
Segismundo Mulero .... key grip
Ferran Parera .... additional electrician
Antonio Rodríguez .... camera loader (as Toni Rodríues)
Guillem Subirats .... first assistant camera
Daniel Wiener .... first assistant camera: New York
Marc Zumbach .... company electrician (as Marc Zumpach)
Casting Department
Pep Armengol .... additional casting
Rori Bergman .... casting assistant: US
Kahleen Crawford .... additional casting: UK
Ali Farrell .... casting: US
Des Hamilton .... additional casting: UK
Luci Lenox .... additional casting
Claire Saunders .... casting: UK
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Agustín .... wardrobe supervisor
Mireia Buyó .... wardrobe assistant
Mireia Guàrdia .... additional wardrobe assistant
Didier Ludot .... wardrobe: haute couture
Crispy Valverde .... wardrobe assistant
Ana Sabina Vergara .... wardrobe trainee
Editorial Department
Tina Baz .... consulting editor
Alberto Leirós .... film lab coordinator
Miguel Ángel López .... colorist
María Jesús Sánchez .... negative cutter (as Marí Hesús Sánchez-Morate)
Iurre Tellería .... assistant editor
Music Department
Amaia Aritzi .... music production assistant
José Luis Centeno .... music preparation
Elena Chouchkova .... orchestra manager
Félix Divar .... musician: percussion
Evgeni Kanchev .... concertino
Iker Martín .... musician: saxophone
Hasier Oleaga .... musician: drums
Daniel Oyarzabal .... musician: piano
Juan Antonio Ros .... score producer (as Juanan Ros)
Juan Antonio Ros .... scoring mixer (as Juanan Ros)
Juan Antonio Ros .... scoring recordist (as Juanan Ros)
Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra-Sif 309 .... musicians: orchestra (as The Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra)
Asen Kanchev .... music production manager (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Luis Botella .... driver: Julianne Moore
Angel Guerri .... driver
Javier Guerri .... driver
Other crew
Naima Abed .... legal affairs: Celluloid Dreams
Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles .... executive: Monfort Producciones
Fellipe Barbosa .... researcher (as Felippe Barbosa)
Andrew Blum .... intern: Killer Films
Paul Brennan .... legal services: Sloss Law Office
Tommaso Cammarano .... researcher
Núria Casanueva .... script supervisor
Yee Yeo Chang .... production coordinator: NY
Leslie Charles .... dialect coach
Nina Chernik .... researcher
Vanessa Ciszewski .... production coordinator: Celluloid Dreams
Delphine Clot .... legal affairs: Celluloid Dreams
Stephane Cordier .... bank services
Joaquín De Otaola .... legal services: Sánchez Pintado y Núñez
Jacqueline Eckhouse .... legal services: Sloss Law Office
María Jesús Ezcurra .... production accountant
Ramsey Fong .... production accountant: NY
Pol Fuentes .... production trainee
Giordano Giordani .... technical director: Technicolor
Amaya González .... accountant: Monfort Producciones
Roberto González .... dailies
Pawel Grajnert .... chief researcher
Iván Gómez .... location manager
Rubén Gómez .... set production assistant
Abe Halpert .... intern: Killer Films
Jocelyn Hayes .... executive: Killer Films (as Joselyn Hayes Simpson)
Mar Henche .... production accountant
Alison Hunter .... legal services: Sloss Law Office
Xavi Izquiedo .... production trainee (as Xavier Izquierdo)
Sondra James .... adr loop group coordinator
Martin Jefferies .... stand-in: Mr. Redmayne
Phil Johnston .... researcher
Manolo Juanino .... projectionist: EXA
Justin Kagan .... intern: Killer Films
Drew Klein .... intern: Killer Films
Kate Levy .... intern: Killer Films
Geneviève Lhote .... assistant: Hengameh Panahi, Celluloid Dreams
Aleix Lladó .... assistant: Mr. Kalin
Anna Lo Westlin .... office production associate
Juan Antonio López .... assistant: Mr. Kalin (as Juanan López)
Sebastian Maharg-Bravo .... script translator
Spyro Markesinis .... legal services: Reed Smith Richard Butler
Marta Mas i Serra .... 2nd Production Manager
Marta Mas .... set production assistant
Alberto Miragoli .... trainee: Monfort Producciones
Migueltxo Molina .... electronic press kit (as Miguel Molina)
Julia Montes .... legal services: Echa Abogados
Miguel Ángel Muñoz .... accountant: A Contraluz Films
Emmanuel Nguyen .... assistant to chief accountant: Celluloid Dreams
Nick Niles .... researcher
Trilby Norton .... production coordinator
Eider Nunes .... production trainee
Lydia O'Neill .... intern: Killer Films
Denis Offroy .... bank services
Marc Panadés .... production trainee
Kevin Pazmino .... key set production assistant
Richard Philipps .... legal services: Reed Smith Richard Butler
Alberto Poveda .... key set production assistant
Marc Prat Trias .... production trainee (as Marc Prat)
Charles Pugliese .... executive: Killer Kilms
Natalia Pérez .... trainee
Christina Rice .... assistant: Julianne Moore
Ana Rubio .... press: Monfort Producciones
Manuel Salgueiro .... dailies
Juan Salmerón .... legal services: Echa Abogados
Robert Franck Sauvineau .... chief accountant: Celluloid Dreams (as Franck Sauvineau)
Gabriel Sedgwick .... intern: Killer Films
Gabriel Sedgwick .... set production assistant
Lluís Servitje .... assistant location manager
Napua Solsona .... trainee
Gordon Spragg .... head of marketing: Celluloid Dreams
Julián Suárez .... projectionist: EXA
Julie Thiery .... intern: Killer Films
David Torra Calix .... stand-in: Mr. Dillane
Karina Userovici .... legal affairs: Celluloid Dreams (as Karine Userovici)
Esther Villahermosa .... stand-in: Ms. Moore
Judith Windsor .... voice coach: Stephen Dillane
Jeremy Zelnik .... bank services
Karl Lagerfeld .... special thanks
Manuel Monzón .... special thanks (as Manuel Monzón Fueyo)
Leah Spicer .... thanks

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The two leads, Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne, later each won their first Academy Award in 2015, both for a leading role.See more »
Continuity: In the opening scene when Barbara arranges a dinner date at a restaurant, there is a pimple between her cheek and her chin. Mid-scene the spot is gone.See more »
[first lines]
Antony Baekeland:I was eating a tomato at tea time a few weeks ago, and I suddenly realized that mommy is not dead at all. Just very, very mysterious.
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53 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
Dark tale of a mother and son doesn't really connect with its audience, 26 May 2008
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Story of Barbara Daly Baekeland, who married the heir to the Bakelite fortune. We watch as the relationship with her husband slides, the relationship with her son (who narrates) goes weird and everything collides in tragedy.

This is a dark little movie. Almost from the first frames the whole world seems wrong and off. The interaction between Barbara and her husband now that they have a son is at best awkward, at worst strained. Its clear from the start that Mom is paying way too much attention to her baby. Its unnerving. Whats also clear up front is that no one is "normal". Everyone is clearly in their own little damaged world (Dad travels, mom is isolated and the kid just tries to cope with all of the weirdness). As a means to an effect, namely making the audience feeling uneasy, it works in spades. As a means of making a film that is something that we can either relate to or want to watch for any reason other than it intrigues our baser instincts its not really the way to go. Forgive me, but I don't know why I was watching this, I mean let me put it simply, these people are nuts. These are rich people who are just strange.

Its doesn't help that the performances seem very mannered. All of the actors are very good but I felt as though I was watching a very very British mannered drama.The characters seem to be more a collection of ticks and manners then anything else. Yes I understand that everyone is wrapped up in themselves; behavior thats so guarded that each act (especially sex)seems to be for some ulterior reason, and that any unmannered act is one of self revelation, but at the same time it kept me distant. I never cared about anyone or anything, I only wanted to see how twisted this all got(And it gets pretty funky).

Is it any good? Yea, he says begrudgingly. The performances are good, especially Juliane Moore, the film is extremely well crafted and as much as I bitch, it does hold your attention in the same way that a bloody car wreck does (you keep watching to see how bad it gets because you know it has nothing to do with you). I wish it was just slightly better than it is, I wish there was some sign of what life was before the baby came along, I mean why did her husband marry her, I have no clue, nor do I know why he bothered to stay married to her as long as he did. I also wish this was about real people, instead of "martians", I mean most of the characters outside of the central ones seem reasonably normal, I cared more about them then the ones the film was about.

Is it worth seeing? I don't know if I would go out of my way to see it. Frankly the chance to see this kind of fell into my lap so I took it, especially since a friend had asked about the film at the instant the chance to see the film arrived. Would I have wanted to pay for it? In the end no, I want to get some thing else from the film then just feeling dirty.

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