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Bel Canto (2018)

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A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.


Paul Weitz


Paul Weitz (screenplay by), Anthony Weintraub (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Roxanne Coss
Ken Watanabe ... Hosokawa
Sebastian Koch ... Messner
Ryo Kase ... Gen
Tenoch Huerta ... Comandante Benjamin
Noé Hernández Noé Hernández ... Comandante Alfredo
Johnny Ortiz ... Gilbert
María Mercedes Coroy ... Carmen
Ethan Simpson ... Cesar
Gabo Augustine ... Ishmael
Carmen Zilles Carmen Zilles ... Beatriz
Eddie Martinez ... Ruben Ochoa (as J. Eddie Martinez)
Christopher Lambert ... Simon Thibault
Olek Krupa ... Fyodorov
Bobby Daniel Rodriguez ... Father Arguedas (as Bobby Rodriguez)


A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

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English | Spanish | French | Japanese

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bel Canto See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,421, 16 September 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$80,134, 18 October 2018
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The title of the novel and film, Bel Canto, is Italian for beautiful singer. It refers to the Italian-originated vocal style that prevailed throughout most of Europe during the 18th century and early 19th centuries. See more »


Mesicku na nebi hlubokém (Rusalka, Song to the Moon)
Written by Antonín Dvorák & Jaroslav Kvapil
Performed by Renée Fleming, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (as The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
February 8, 2014
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera
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Cute movie, somehow predictable, not a thriller though
14 February 2019 | by sahlawiSee all my reviews

The only reason I saw this movie was because Julianne Moore, which she did a good job at, but I thought her character lacked some substance, something that I would have appreciated in order to better connect with the main characters of the movie. The movie has a good story, but I think its hard to go into that much details in less than 2 hours. Bel Canto would have been a great if it was made into a mini-series.

Besides Julianne Moore, others actresses and actors in this movie were not bad either, especially the Commandate Benjamin "Tenoch Huerta" and Carmen "Maria Mercedes Coroy," but again I would have liked to learn more about these characters.

Overall, it was a cute movie and as my title suggests it is not a thriller movie at all, there was more romance in the movie than the thriller part.

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