The Face of an Angel

Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.

Why are we fascinated by murder? Inspired by the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, The 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 Bruhl) 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.

Related articles

Facebook comments

Voluntair s.r.o.

Have fun. Help. Volunteer overseas - Let us organize your...

Blackdog Cantina

Life is too short to eat bad food!

Mexicali Mercado (Shop)

Offering the largest selection of Mexican goods!

Bad Jeff's Barbecue

American-style BBQ with a twist

Sweet Delivery

Sweetdelivery.cz cake delivery Prague

Mexicali Mercado (Shop)

Offering the largest selection of Mexican goods!

Mexicali Mercado (Taco bar)

Making life taste better! Mas Tacos!!

Mexicali Mercado (e-shop)

Largest selection of Mexican goods online!


PragueMonitor.com

Prague’s # 1 source for Czech news in English…


PragueConnect.cz

Expat and Czech Business Professional Network


Tschech.News

German Language Info Service (Coming soon)