THE FACE OF AN ANGEL tells the story of a journalist and a filmmaker as they lose themselves in a notorious murder case they are covering. Based on true events, a riveting account of the controversial case of a American student accused of murder in Italy.Written by
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The title "The Face of an Angel" is inspired by the book "Angel Face", drawn from crime coverage by Newsweek/Daily Beast writer Barbie Latza Nadeau. See more »
Around 35 minutes into the movie, Melanie takes Thomas to party. When Thomas is entering the building he is carrying his brown leather bag containing personal stuff. At the party Melanie and Thomas are smoking weed and eventually are doing other drugs. The movie continues with Thomas leaving the party and going back to the crime scene, where he gets stabbed by Eduardo, which turns out to be dreamed by Thomas. Melanie takes Thomas to the washroom where Thomas has to throw up. After that both of them leave the party for good and Melanie walks Thomas back to the hotel. When both of them are passing a cathedral Thomas does not carry his bag. See more »
It's not about 'whodunnit'... there are so many angles, how to organize it in a meaningful way, it's important that its a story based on truth, but i want to do something that transcends that, that its not just a simple reconstruction...
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Only one-thirds into the movie did I realize what it was supposed to be: a multi-layered, poetic piece with lofty characters. I should've gotten the hint from the opening scene and the narrative prose throughout the movie. Unfortunately it all ended up as too pretentious and cannot even be filed under the pool of psychological thrillers.
It's got a lot of lost potential; we've got some good actors caught in their bad moments, as if they couldn't afford another take. It was difficult to empathize with any of the characters. Eventually I got tired of watching Thomas (Daniel Brühl) going on impulsive snog fests with Simone and sniff cocaine because god knows why... it's hard to figure out what kind of character he's supposed to be. The only two characters true-to-form were Edoardo (Valerio Mastandrea) and Melanie (Cara Delevingne), and I'd have to give a special mention to Delevingne mostly for actually doing well in her first speaking part in a feature film.
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