Bel Canto

Bel Canto
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Paul Weitz
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Sebastian Koch

Roxanne Coss (Moore) is an opera singer hired to perform at a diplomatic dinner in an unnamed South American country, but then rebels invade the house and take everyone hostage. This adaptation of Ann Patchett’s novel lacks the usual heroics and Weitz clearly aims for a more thoughtful approach, but can’t decide what kind of film he wants to make.

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Bel Canto

22 Apr 20193 stars

Paul Weitz helms an intriguing but flawed hostage drama, starring Julianne Moore

Inspired by the Japanese embassy hostage crisis that took place in Peru in 1996, Bel Canto is a tale of terrorism shorn of the heroics that usually accompany your typical Hollywood take on the subject. Based on the award-winning novel by Ann Patchett…

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