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The Last Face

  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Sean Penn
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopolous, Jean Reno

In war-torn Africa, dedicated and dishy medic Miguel (Bardem) gets together with glamorous international aid organiser Wren (Theron), and the crises of post-colonial western democracies are dramatised with lines like 'You don't love me, you don't even know me!' Well-intentioned but turgid romance which utterly wastes a great cast on a toe-curling script.

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The Last Face

23 May 20162 stars

Cannes 2016: Heartfelt but hopeless drama from Sean Penn, with Charlize Theron

The road to movie mediocrity is paved with good intentions in The Last Face. Sean Penn’s first directorial venture since 2007’s Into the Wild attempts to address the complex issues of war-torn Africa through a tempestuous love affair between dedicated…

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