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The Face of an Angel (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 19 June 2015 (USA)
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Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.

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Barbie Latza Nadeau (based on the book by), Paul Viragh (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ava Acres ... Bea
Daniel Brühl ... Thomas
Kate Beckinsale ... Simone Ford
Anjella Mackintosh ... Documentary Narrator (voice)
Sai Bennett ... Elizabeth Pryce
Genevieve Gaunt ... Jessica Fuller
Ranieri Menicori Ranieri Menicori ... Carlo Elias
Luigi De Mossi Luigi De Mossi ... Jessica'a Lawyer
Bernarda Valente Bernarda Valente ... Jessica's Lawyer
Andrea Tidona Andrea Tidona ... Pubblico Ministero Alberto Baldini
Alice Morgan Alice Morgan ... Jessica's Mother
Peter Sullivan ... Elizabeth's Father
Danielle Mary Wilskow Danielle Mary Wilskow ... Elizabeth's Mother
Marc Richardson Marc Richardson ... Elizabeth's Brother
Aliya Raphael Aliya Raphael ... Elizabeth's Sister
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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 Screen Media Films

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A shocking crime, a media obsession, in a city of secrets. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

19 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Face De Um Anjo See more »

Filming Locations:

Tuscany, Italy

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on the real-life story of Amanda Knox who was accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Journalist: If you're gonna make a movie, make it a fiction. You cannot tell the truth unless you make it a fiction.
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References Romeo and Juliet (1968) See more »

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Written and performed by Ben Moorhouse and Les Duncan
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I enjoyed the film so much I saw it a second time the next day.
4 April 2015 | by geoffgeeSee all my reviews

Having, previously to seeing the film, read all four of the user reviews on IMDb.com - all of which expressed some degree of negative criticism of the film - I went to see The Face of an Angel somewhat apprehensive about what to expect. What had peeked my interest was that I'd also heard that this was more a film about a filmmaker struggling to discover what he believed to be an underlying 'truth' about the main female characters involved in the murder, as opposed to the 'good girl' / 'bad girl' sensationalism which he saw the tabloid media as focusing on. This, to me, sounded to be of far more interest than a movie merely purporting to solve or throw further light on the crime would have been. And, happily for me, that's how it transpired. As I watched I was fascinated by how the main protagonist (Thomas) had to wrestle with decision making in aspects of his personal life as well as in finding some way of telling the murder trial story as he thought it should be told. I found the acting and directing to be more than adequate and that there was more than one 'face of an angel' to add to the film's appeal. I enjoyed the film so much I saw it a second time the next day. Recommended. 7/10.


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