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Luce (2019)

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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

Writers:

J.C. Lee (play), J.C. Lee (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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Storyline

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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The Truth Has Many Faces

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2019 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Luce See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$132,987, 4 August 2019

Gross USA:

$2,010,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,260,316
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is purposefully no red or warm tones used in the film's costume design See more »

Goofs

When Amy is in her car following Luce who is on foot, she is travelling visibly quicker than he is yet never catches up or gets closer to him. See more »

Quotes

Luce Edgar: When I first met my mother, she couldn't pronounce my name. My father suggested that they rename me. They picked Luce, which means light.
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Uri Fire
Performed by Espacio Dios
Written by Masego Fora Makganyoha and Lesedi Denzel Molefe
Published by Gold Tea Productions LLC
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Luce and his misery
9 November 2019 | by blauregenbogenSee all my reviews

Some how the movie it's catching your attention,just saw yesterday. Pretty interesting and also the acting was very powerful. I love Octavia Spenser she's brilliant, Naomi Watts fantastic, Tim Roth goodie and the boy how plays Luce ,what a performance. The movie is about, problems in any one of us and also ,how you fix them it's depend from your intellect. Catching movie


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