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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 Vincent ... Cesar (as Ethan Simpson)
Gabo Augustine ... Ishmael
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 »

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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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Did You Know?


Elsa Zylberstein and Christopher Lambert also played a married couple in Claude Lelouch's Un + une (2015). In that film, they were also cast as a French diplomat and his wife. See more »


Mesicku na nebi hlubokém (Rusalka, Op. 114 / Act 1)
Written by Antonín Dvorák & Jaroslav Kvapil
Performed by Renée Fleming, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (as Sir Charles Mackerras)
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Never go the the opera
20 November 2018 | by greenheartSee all my reviews

Classical music meets terrorism, an interesting mix. Some of the scenes in this movie are just a shade bizarrre, at times the tension is quite good, particularly in the first half of the movie, but then the tension gets broken by these odd scenes. I think the movie tries to touch on some of the terrorists vulnerabilities and how such people end up with semi-automatic weapons in their hands. But it doesn't quite get there, I wish it had stuck to one genre and thrown all its energies into that area. At the end of the day, I preferred the tension and drama to the love scenes which I didn't find plausible. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the movie, I just feel that it never falls into the greatness category. My favourite quote from the movie "Are you sure they won't shoot, not everyone likes opera"

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