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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

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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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The Truth Has Many Faces

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2019 (Netherlands) 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:

$366,437
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Soundtracks

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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Appearances can be deceiving....
2 August 2019 | by grahamedmonds-12461See all my reviews

The film never really gives us the answers we crave, but rather serves up thought-provoking questions about perspective and the lies we tell ourselves and others in order to make sense of our circumstances. Walk in with an open mind, and prepare to expand your point of view. Kelvin Harrison Jr. KILLS it as well.


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