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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 (designer)
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
Cesár 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)
Mundo Mulero .... key grip (as Segismundo Mulero)
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
Location Management
Iván Gómez .... location manager
Lluís Servitje .... assistant location manager
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
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
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
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
Anna Lo Westlin .... office production associate
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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In an interview with the Daily Mail published July 12, 2008, Sam Green protested the film's portrayal of him as bisexual, and denied that Barbara and Tony Baekeland's relationship was incestuous. He commenced legal action against the filmmakers, which was still unresolved at the time of his death in 2011. As a member of Andy Warhol's circle, he is also portrayed in the film Factory Girl (2006).See more »
Continuity: Barbara arrives at the Stork Club with Brooks, but without her purple wrap, which was wet when she was playing with Tony in the bathtub. When they leave, she is wearing it.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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82 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
That of a Mother, 30 July 2008

When I was growing up, my mother could be a little over involved in my life but she's got nothing on Barbara Baekeland (Julianne Moore). SAVAGE GRACE tells Barbara's story and that of her incalculable influence on the direction of her very tight family. Together, Barbara, Brooks (Stephen Dillane) and Tony (Barney Clark as a boy, Eddie Redmayne as an adult), exist in a tiny bubble where they can be seen by and perform for the rest of the world but ultimately exist solely for each other. Rich beyond their own comprehension, the Baekeland's exude an air of arrogance and thrive on the act of acting. And even though, as the years pass on, the friends, acquaintances and passersby will have run far away, the Baekeland's still have us.

The Baekeland's come from money. Well, at least Brooks does. His father was the inventor of Bakelite, a popular plastic. Barbara, a former model and almost famous actress, married into the fortune and it suited her just fine to do nothing but be seen. With no real drama to occupy their time, the Baekeland's must create their own and they become experts in the craft. And like the entirely selfish parents they are, they teach their young son, Tony, everything they know. First time feature filmmaker and brave soul, Tom Kalin, tells their revolting yet tragic story in a manner that neither glorifies nor condemns their demented ways. All the while though, he centers his attention on Tony so that we never forget who the real victim is. This makes it all the more deplorable when Tony abandons reason to embrace his family heritage.

SAVAGE GRACE is not for all. Make no mistake, when I say that the Baekeland's ruin each other and bring about all of their own misfortune, I am not speaking lightly. This is a family that shares baths, beds and lovers. Kalin is mindful of his audience's likely discomfort but also never afraid to show that audience the dirty details. Besides, when all the debauchery becomes too much to handle, one can always look to Moore and bask in her brilliance. Moore is flippant one moment and affected the next. Her performance is so delicately balanced between calculated control and callous chaos that one never knows which way she'll turn and one is always shocked to find out. Both Dillane (who is practically unrecognizable) and Redmayne (who could so easily be related to Moore in reality with his pale, freckled skin) do more than simply hold their own. They complete the trio and it is a delight to watch them play off of each other, albeit a disturbing delight.

Kalin has not only crafted an engaging film but also a bizarre experience. If you can stomach this true story, then you will be treated to a frankness that is not common in American cinema. You will also get to spend time in dark places you may not be accustomed to. However, when you inevitably arrive safely on the other side, you will know the drastic differences in what it means to be fortunate.

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