The Face of an Angel

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Why are we fascinated by murder? Inspired by the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, FACE OF AN ANGEL looks beyond the salacious headlines to explore both the media and the public’s obsession with violent stories, whether fictional... read more
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Why are we fascinated by murder? Inspired by the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, FACE OF AN ANGEL looks beyond the salacious headlines to explore both the media and the public’s obsession with violent stories, whether fictional or real. Thomas Lang (Daniel Brühl) is a film director who is offered the chance to adapt a book by American journalist Simone Ford (Kate Beckinsale), which recounts the controversial trial of American student Jessica Fuller for the murder of her flatmate Elizabeth Pryce. To help with his research, Simone takes Thomas to Siena, where he is disturbed by the media frenzy that has developed around the case. After visiting the crime scene, Thomas, who is separated from his wife and daughter, begins to question not only the motives of the people around him, from the financiers of the film to the press corps, but also his own. As Thomas descends into his own personal torment, he is rescued by his friendship with a young, guileless British student, Melanie (Cara Delevingne).Through Melanie he begins to realise that he no longer wants to make a film about violence and guilt – he wants to make a film about love and innocence. He wants to make a film that will honour the victim, that will focus on the life, the love and the happiness that have been taken from her.

Original Release

09/06/2014

US Release

06/19/2015

Cast

Kate Beckinsale Simone Ford
Cara Delevingne Melanie
Daniel Bruhl Thomas
Ava Acres Bea
Genevieve Gaunt Jessica Fuller
Sai Bennett Elizabeth Pryce
Corrado Invernizzi Francesco
Andrea Tidona Pubblico Ministero Alberto Baldini
Sophie Rundle Hannah
Sara Stewart Sarah
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Winterbottom

Writers

Barbie Latza Nadeau, Paul Viragh

Cast

Producers

Eric Anidjar Executive Producer
Leon Benarroch Executive Producer
Andrew Eaton Executive Producer
Jordan Gertner Executive Producer
Susana Hornil Executive Producer
Anthony Jabre Executive Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Norman Merry Executive Producer
Roberto Mitrani Executive Producer
Reza Safinia Executive Producer
Ed Wethered Executive Producer
Melissa Parmenter Producer
Josh Hyams Producer
Stefano Negri Producer
Anthony Wilcox Producer
Francesco Bruschettini Producer

Editors

Marc Richardson

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