#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
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Unstructured and distracted from the true allure of the story
The Face of an Angel: A film about a guy making a film about a book about a headlining controversial murder of a student studying abroad in Italy that points suspicions toward her roommate and the roommate’s lover.
In reality, the ‘headlining’ murder is that of Meredith Kercher, more well known to the public as the trial of Amanda Knox. The Face of An Angel is not a reenactment of the media’s coverage of this case, rather a creative interpretation told through the eyes of a journalist Simone and documentary maker named Thomas as he chases the story as it unfolds.
Within the film are several quotes that reveal the true errors in the film’s ways, even if its intents were commendable. Firstly, it is more fictional than fact and is not a true crime investigation of the murder, as one character states: “If you’re gonna make a movie, make it a fiction. You cannot tell the truth unless you make it a fiction.”
This is true of the murder of Meredith Kercher. No one truly knows what went on in that bedroom. So much hearsay has transpired that to claim to tell the truth through a creative interpretation would lead to certain failure.
It is like the director Michael Winterbottom and screenwriter Paul Viragh were aware of the obvious tropes that would certainly damn the film. As one piece of dialogue uttered by the journalist of the film, played by Daniel Brühl, reveals: “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 ”
In trying to avoid those cliché ideas, The Face of an Angel fails in an unexpected but admirable manner. It is unable to grasp the true essence of the murder that captivated the world in being completely unstructured and focused upon Thomas.
There are aspects of the film that work well and reveal a softer more intriguing side of the investigation. The media’s preoccupation with not-Amanda when the true attention should be on the victim, who the tabloid journalists in the film say ‘fade into the background.’ The focus upon sex and murder due to its innate ability to sell newspapers and compulsive way in which the press perpetuates the images of the key figures in the case. The protagonists frustrations with this simplistic mindset yields a more complete view of the girls as students and people, and does not reduce them to facsimiles.
It is an interesting attempt and the cinematography of the scenes had a certain mood that was effective. But ultimately it fails to showcase a greater message, and the pretentious desire to incorporate Dante Alighieri’s source material is off-putting.
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There’s no point to this movie
I guess it tried to ride the coattails of the sensationalism around the Amanda Knox case and tragic murder of Meredith Kercher, but not in a way that made sense. A movie about making a movie of a similar case. However I’ve tried watching it twice and didn’t even remember that I had already gotten through halfway the first time. The guy has weird nightmares and somehow hot women are attracted to him? I wish they had actually tried to dive into the case more. It teased bits and pieces about it to seem suspenseful, only to divulge more in the main character’s life in a very boring way. I feel like I’ve been watching it for 5 hours.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Michael Winterbottom
Writer Barbie Latza Nadeau, Paul Viragh
Actors Ava Acres, Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale
Country United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, United States
Awards 2 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
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