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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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Forget the truth, find the story See more »

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Crime | Drama

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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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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 »

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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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An interesting take on the Meredith Kercher Murder Case.
25 July 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Some will say that t is still too soon to be making a film about a murder case that shocked the World and they are arguably right. I did not know this was about that until I started watching it and will judge it as a film in its own rights. Anyway Daniel Bruhl plays a film maker who has had a run of bad luck and wants to make a film about the murder case and he teams up with a journalist played by Kate Beckinsale; she has been following the case from the start in Sienna.

The case is ongoing as the film develops and Bruhl's character gets completely immersed and for those that followed the case there will be moments of déjà vu through out. There are many references to Dante's 'Divine Comedy' too and some rather awkward dream sequences.

Is it any god though? Well I was not disinterested at all but it was still not riveting. Everyone puts in a good performance although some are a bit stereo typed – especially some of the journalists. So it is above average but I could not get away from the fact that for some people this case is still a living hell and that cast a pall over any 'enjoyment' (if that is the right word) that I could get from this production – hence my rating but I would not try to dissuade anyone from seeing this especially if you are fan of either of the leading actors as they both serve their trade well.


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