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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 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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UK | Italy | Spain | USA

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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At one point, Colin Firth was attached, before Daniel Brühl was cast. 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 Beauty and the Beast (1991) See more »

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Organum
Written and performed by Max Richter
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Another Movie About Another Real Life Story.
9 April 2015 | by crissgidasSee all my reviews

The Face of an Angel is a film about a journalist and documentary filmmaker that chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.

Now, I went to a Q&A of this with director Michael Winterbottom and writer Paul Viragh. I was particularly interested in what they had to say about the film since the film centred around such a well know case of Amanda Knox that was covered by the media extensively over the period of two or more years. That and also the fact that the film was nothing like I expected. I was confused, especially by Thomas' (Daniel Bruhl) hallucinations, and strangely dissatisfied. They had such a chance to cover something that us as an audience had some insight into but failed to make anything out of it and we were left as confused and alone as our lead. There wasn't much semblance of a story and introduces unnecessary oddities and fantasies to somehow "guide" us through the film.

From the documentary filmmaker who rabidly turned to alcohol and drugs, constantly snorting cocaine in attempts to help him write a script, to the disjointed storyline incorporating mythical creatures that were totally unnecessary and hardly helped the story at all. And not to mention the CGI was an awful mess too.

There was so many loose ends and unanswered questions with sensationalist journalism that there could have been a serious movie to be made here but it fell on its back.

I left to question why this film was made in the first place if it had nothing to say about the Amanda Knox story.


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