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Bel Canto

Distribution Bel Canto

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.

Information

Runtime
102 minutes

Release Date
9/14

Genre
Thriller

Cast & Crew

Cast
Julianne Moore

Ken Watanabe

Produced by
Caroline Baron, Anthony Weintraub, Paul Weitz, Andrew Miano, Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little

Directed by
Paul Weitz

Written by
Paul Weitz, Anthony Weintraub

Where to watch

Upcoming screenings

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Opening   Sep 14 Los Angeles, CA Laemmle Monica Film Center Buy Tickets
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