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The Face of an Angel (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 19 June 2015 (USA)
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Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.


(based on the book by), (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjella Mackintosh ...
Elizabeth Pryce
Jessica Fuller
Ranieri Menicori ...
Carlo Elias
Luigi De Mossi ...
Jessica'a Lawyer
Bernarda Valente ...
Jessica's Lawyer
Andrea Tidona ...
Pubblico Ministero Alberto Baldini
Alice Morgan ...
Jessica's Mother
Elizabeth's Father
Danielle Mary Wilskow ...
Elizabeth's Mother
Marc Richardson ...
Elizabeth's Brother
Aliya Raphael ...
Elizabeth's Sister


THE FACE OF AN ANGEL tells the story of a journalist and a filmmaker as they lose themselves in a notorious murder case they are covering. Based on true events, a riveting account of the controversial case of a American student accused of murder in Italy. Written by Screen Media Films

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Forget the truth, find the story


Crime | Drama


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19 June 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angyali szemek  »

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2.35 : 1
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Both Daniel Brühl and Cara Delevigne have appeared as villains in superhero films with Brühl appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Captain America: Civil War (2016) as Zemo while Delevigne appears in the DC Extended Universe film Suicide Squad (2016) as June Moone / Enchantress. See more »


Around 35 minutes into the movie, Melanie takes Thomas to party. When Thomas is entering the building he is carrying his brown leather bag containing personal stuff. At the party Melanie and Thomas are smoking weed and eventually are doing other drugs. The movie continues with Thomas leaving the party and going back to the crime scene, where he gets stabbed by Eduardo, which turns out to be dreamed by Thomas. Melanie takes Thomas to the washroom where Thomas has to throw up. After that both of them leave the party for good and Melanie walks Thomas back to the hotel. When both of them are passing a cathedral Thomas does not carry his bag. See more »


Thomas: It's not about 'whodunnit'... there are so many angles, how to organize it in a meaningful way, it's important that its a story based on truth, but i want to do something that transcends that, that its not just a simple reconstruction...
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'If you're gonna make a movie, make it a fiction. You cannot tell the truth unless you make it a fiction.'
29 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Barbie Latza Nadeau's novel based on a true event has been transformed (or mutated) into a screenplay by Paul Viragh and the result as directed by Michael Winterbottom is a fine scenic tour of Sienna, Italy – and little else.

The story is based on true events - a journalist (Kate Beckinsale) and a filmmaker (Daniel Brühl) lose themselves in a notorious murder case they are covering – the controversial case of a American student accused of murder (the victim in truth, one Meredith Kercher) in Italy. Somehow the story gets lost in translation but if you can get past the fact that this is more of a fantasy film than reportage portions of can be entertaining. It does allow a primarily Italian cast to look great and decorate the already visually stunning sites of Sienna.

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