The Face of an Angel

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The Face of an Angel
The Face of an Angel.jpg
Film poster
Directed byMichael Winterbottom
Produced byMelissa Parmenter
Written byPaul Viragh
Based onAngel Face
by Barbie Latza Nadeau
CinematographyHubert Taczanowski
Edited byMarc Richardson
Distributed bySoda Pictures
Release date
  • 6 September 2014 (2014-09-06) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • 27 March 2015 (2015-03-27)
Running time
101 minutes[1]
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Spain

The Face of an Angel is a 2014 British psychological thriller directed by Michael Winterbottom and written by Paul Viragh. The film was inspired by the book Angel Face, drawn from crime coverage by Newsweek/Daily Beast writer Barbie Latza Nadeau. The film stars Kate Beckinsale, Daniel Brühl, and Cara Delevingne.

The film is based on the real-life story of the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007.



'The Face of an Angel' was executively produced by Eric Anidjar, Leon Benarroch, Andrew Eaton, Jordan Gertner, Susana Hornil, Anthony Jabre, Christine Langan, Norman Merry, Roberto Mitrani, Reza Safinia, and Ed Wethered.

On 6 September 2013, Daniel Brühl joined the adaptation film of Angel Face to lead the cast.[2] On 10 October 2013, Cara Delevingne joined the cast of the film.[3] On 14 October 2013, Kate Beckinsale was set to join the drama film.[4]

Principal photography began in mid-November 2013 in Siena, Italy.[5] On 3 February 2014, WestEnd Films showed the first promo-reel to the buyers at European Film Market in Berlin International Film Festival, when the film was in post-production.[6]


The film received negative reviews. As of June 2020, the film holds a 37% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 49 reviews with an average score of 4.98/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "The Face of an Angel finds director Michael Winterbottom in pursuit of ideas that remain frustratingly diffuse and agonizingly out of his grasp."[7]


  1. ^ "THE FACE OF AN ANGEL (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Wendy (7 September 2013). "Daniel Bruhl leads Winterbottom's Angel". Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  3. ^ Mitzeliotis, Katrina (10 October 2013). "Cara Delevingne Starring In Amanda Knox Movie, 'The Face Of An Angel'". Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  4. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (14 October 2013). "Kate Beckinsale Joins Michael Winterbottom's 'The Face Of An Angel'". Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  5. ^ Kemp, Stuart (8 November 2013). "Michael Winterbottom's 'The Face of an Angel' Begins Shoot". Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  6. ^ Barraclough, Leo (3 February 2014). "Exclusive First Look at Amanda Knox-Inspired 'The Face of an Angel'". Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  7. ^ "The Face of an Angel". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 3 June 2020.

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