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Fade to Black (2006)

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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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Oliver Parker

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Davide Ferrario (book), Oliver Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Huston ... Orson Welles
Diego Luna ... Tommaso Moreno
Paz Vega ... Lea Padovani
Christopher Walken ... Brewster
Anna Galiena ... Aida Padovani
Violante Placido ... Stella
Nathaniel Parker ... Viola
Zoran Miljkovic Zoran Miljkovic ... Customs Agent
Milan Jelic Milan Jelic ... Pale Journalist
Dubravko Jovanovic Dubravko Jovanovic ... Journalist 1
Vladimir Aleksic ... Journalist 2
Pino Ammendola Pino Ammendola ... Grisha
Marko Zivic Marko Zivic ... Assistant Director
Frano Lasic Frano Lasic ... Dellere
Paolo Lorimer ... Tufano
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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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Plot Keywords:

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

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Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Italy | Serbia

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 May 2007 (Serbia) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Nome na Lista See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,210
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Bacon was offered the role of Brewster. See more »

Quotes

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 Black Magic (1949) See more »

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Orson would have loved it!
16 February 2008 | by audresonmichaelSee 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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