The Face of an Angel

The Face of an Angel

Michael Winterbottom (2014)

15 Certificate


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Though it is not directly the subject of this film, the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia provides the backdrop for this intelligent and surprisingly sensitive meditation on the way our society and its various media react to violent crime. Daniel Brühl stars as Thomas, a once-promising film-maker whose career has stalled. Asked to develop a script based on a notorious trial in Italy, Thomas agrees to the project, but, as a divorced father with a young daughter of his own, he soon suffers a crisis of conscience. Loosely split into three movements - based on the Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise of Dante's Divine Comedy - The Face Of An Angel finds Thomas coming to terms with the unthinkable: the death of a loved one in the most devastating circumstances. Helping him find his way are Kate Beckinsale, as worldly reporter Simone, and model Cara Delevingne as a British student who rekindles his faith in humankind.


Premiere. A journalist and a documentary-maker become obsessed with the murder case they are covering. Fact-based drama inspired by Amanda Knox's case and the death of Meredith Kercher in 2007, starring Daniel Bruhl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne.

Cast & Crew

Thomas Daniel Bruhl
Simone Ford Kate Beckinsale
Melanie Cara Delevingne
Jessica Fuller Genevieve Gaunt
Bea Ava Acres
Elizabeth Pryce Sai Bennett
Katherine Rosie Fellner
Joe John Hopkins
Director Michael Winterbottom
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SodaGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Mar 2015