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The Face of an Angel

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Michael Winterbottom
  • 101 mins
  • 15

Summary

Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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ThomasDaniel Brühl
Simone FordKate Beckinsale
MelanieCara Delevingne
EdoardoValerio Mastandrea
BeaAva Acres
Jessica FullerGenevieve Gaunt
Elizabeth PryceSai Bennett
KatherineRosie Fellner
James PrycePeter Sullivan (1)
SteveAlistair Petrie
FrancescoCorrado Invernizzi

Crew

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DirectorMichael Winterbottom

Details

Theatrical distributor
Soda
Released on
2015-03-27
Languages
English | Italian
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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