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Bel Canto (2018)

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A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

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Paul Weitz

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Roxanne Coss
Ken Watanabe ... Hosokawa
Sebastian Koch ... Messner
Ryô Kase ... Gen
Tenoch Huerta ... Comandante Benjamin
Noé Hernández Noé Hernández ... Comandante Alfredo
Johnny Ortiz ... Gilbert
María Mercedes Coroy ... Carmen
Ethan Vincent ... Cesar (as Ethan Simpson)
Gabo Augustine ... Ishmael
Carmen Zilles ... Beatriz
Eddie Martinez ... Ruben Ochoa (as J. Eddie Martinez)
Christopher Lambert ... Simon Thibault
Olek Krupa ... Fyodorov
Bobby Daniel Rodriguez ... Father Arguedas (as Bobby Rodriguez)
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A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

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Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bel Canto See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,421, 16 September 2018

Gross USA:

$125,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$350,264
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Trivia

As Julianne Moore is not a trained singer, she was coached to lip synch for her singing scenes. Reneé Fleming provided the singing voice for Moore. See more »

Quotes

Comandante Alfredo: Don't worry, they won't shoot.
Roxanne Coss: Are you sure? Not everyone likes opera!
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Soundtracks

Vissi d'arte
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Renée Fleming & Gerald Martin Moore
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Made with heart and soul, but lacks technicality
2 October 2018 | by KarenAMSee all my reviews

Bel Canto is a heartbreaking story of love, justice and human connections. A group of freedom fighters invade a private event in Lima and keep wealthy people in hostage, and demand freedom of unfairly jailed comrades and retirement of corrupted president. Even though the film itself is full of warmth and is made with good intentions, I couldn't help but feel a sense of uncertainty of where the writers and the director were heading to. The film is based on true events, however it fails to give us in-depth character development, or more constructive and detailed description of the event. Julianne Moore and the rest of the cast did their best to help the movie out, but it just feels incomplete.


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