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Luce (2019)

R | | Drama | 2 August 2019 (USA)
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A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

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Julius Onah

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J.C. Lee (play), J.C. Lee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Naomi Watts and Tim Roth Reunite For the Drama 'Luce'

At Sundance 2019, the Funny Games co-stars detail coming together again in Luce as a married couple reckoning with their idealized image of their adopted son from war-torn Eritrea.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Amy Edgar
Octavia Spencer ... Harriet Wilson
Tim Roth ... Peter Edgar
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Luce Edgar
Norbert Leo Butz ... Dan Towson
Andrea Bang ... Stephanie Kim
Marsha Stephanie Blake ... Rosemary Wilson
Omar Shariff Brunson Jr. ... Corey Johnson (as Omar Brunson)
Noah Gaynor ... Kenny Orlicki
Astro ... DeShaun Meeks
Christopher Mann ... Coach Reeves
Hannah Cabell ... Lena Tennyson
Colton Osorio ... Latino Boy
Ian Unterman ... Other Man
Souleymane Sy Savane ... West African Man
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A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

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Drama

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, nudity and some drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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2.35 : 1
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Luce means 'light' in Italian. A luce is also a type of pike fish. Pike fish are notorious for being voracious and for having large pointed teeth. See more »

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Oscar worthy multi-layered gem!! One of years best!
28 April 2019 | by erossjr56See all my reviews

Naomi and Octavia merit Oscar nominations and great performances by newcomer Kelvin Johnson and Tim Roth. Very complex multi-layered drama crossing family, racial and gender stereotyping as well as a layer of teacher-student relationship set in challenging timeframe of adolescence. Great script and acting.


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