Bel Canto (2018)

Based on Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel, Bel Canto is a dramatic love story that follows a famous soprano (Julianne Moore) who travels to a military dictatorship in South America to give a private concert at a party for a wealthy Japanese industrialist (Ken Watanabe). Just as the glittering gathering of diplomats and politicians convenes, the mansion is taken over by a guerrilla rebel group demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. Threats are made, lives are lost, a tense negotiation begins, and a month long standoff ensues. While they are confined to the house, the hostages and their captors, who speak different languages, are forced to find ways to communicate. Music, especially the beautiful arias performed by Moore’s character, a songbird in captivity, sparks a shared sense of comradeship and even love, uniting the disparate housemates as they form unexpected bonds, overcome their differences, and discover their shared humanity. [Screen Media Films]

Genres: Drama | Thriller

Country: USA

Language: English | Spanish | French | Japanese

Release Date: 14 September 2018 (USA)

Filming Locations: Mexico City, Mexico

Director: Paul Weitz

Writers: Paul Weitz (screenplay by), Anthony Weintraub (screenplay by)

Stars: Julianne Moore, Christopher Lambert, Ken Watanabe


Julianne Moore Julianne Moore Roxanne Coss
Christopher Lambert Christopher Lambert Simon Thibault
Ken Watanabe Ken Watanabe Katsumi Hosokawa
Sebastian Koch Sebastian Koch Messner
Thorbjørn Harr Thorbjørn Harr Christopf
Olek Krupa Olek Krupa Fyodorov
Elsa Zylberstein Elsa Zylberstein Edith Thibault
Tenoch Huerta Tenoch Huerta Comandante Benjamin
Johnny Ortiz Johnny Ortiz Gilbert 3rd commando
Ryo Kase Ryo Kase Gen (as Ryô Kase)
Melissa Navia Melissa Navia Esmeralda
Eddie Martinez Eddie Martinez Ruben
Emmie Nagata Emmie Nagata Mrs. Hosokawa
Alan Del Castillo Alan Del Castillo Commando
Nico Bustamante Nico Bustamante RUBEN’S SON- Marco

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