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Fade to Black (2006)

Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

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Tommaso Moreno
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Lea Padovani
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Brewster
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Aida Padovani
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Stella
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Viola
Zoran Miljkovic ...
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Milan Jelic ...
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Dubravko Jovanovic ...
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Vladimir Aleksic ...
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Pino Ammendola ...
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Marko Zivic ...
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Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

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murder | actor | italy | See All (3) »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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25 May 2007 (Serbia)  »

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Um Nome na Lista  »

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John Sayles wrote several early drafts of the script. See more »

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Brewster: I don't care who does what to whom in this country, but you're an American citizen, that makes you my responsibility. You're so lucky not to be floating face down in the Tiber right now. So please, finish your lousy movie and try to stay out of trouble for five minutes.
Orson Welles: Maybe you're right.
Brewster: I know I'm right.
Orson Welles: It is a lousy movie.
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References Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955) See more »

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Orson would have loved it!
16 February 2008 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie immensely. It captures the sense of Orson Welles as an adventurer, trying to raise money for movies which he understands better than those around him and instead making ones for other people which he knows are rubbish. On his travels in 1948 Italy, he stumbles into a murder mystery connected, perhaps too loosely, with a political conspiracy.

It's cleverly made and very funny. I loved the playfulness which nodded at Welles's work without doing anything as crass as obvious references. It's an enjoyable story. Not a great thriller, the insights and revelations weren't surprising but that only made it more real and engrossing.

Huston was encouraged to do part Orson and part his Father, John. He's a likable, believable hero matched by a good, mainly Serbian cast. Paz Vega is excellent as the heroine and Diego Luna gives a wonderful turn as the second hero to Welles, reminds me of James Macavoy, only likable.


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