And yet another movie with a promising synopsis that did not come off! Maybe its me but I thought I was about to see a feature film based on the real-life story of American Amanda Knox who along with her boyfriend were accused of the murder of 21 year old Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy in 2007. How wrong can you be?
Directed by Michael Winterbottom The Face of an Angel (2014) is said to be inspired by the book Angel Face that in its self was drawn from crime coverage by Newsweek/Daily Beast writer Barbie Latza Nadeau, who in the film is Simone Ford (Kate Beckinsale) but the murder and the trial form only the periphery of our story. Winterbottom’s movie mainly concerns a film director called Thomas Lang (Daniel Bruhl) who is asked to develop a script for a movie to be based on the trial of US student Jessica Fuller and her Italian boyfriend who are accused of murdering an English student Elizabeth Pryce. But what the film is really about is Lang’s crisis of conscience that involves him taking vast quantities of cocaine and having some dodgy nightmares – but to be honest with you I’m not really sure? All I am sure about is this confusing and pretentious nonsense is another movie that’s not worth your time.