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Year: 2018
Original Title: Bel Canto
Length: 102 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Studios: Depth of Field
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: April 26 2019

United States: September 14 2018


Ranking: 5,225 out of 16,233 movies (up 2294)


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6.0 by Movie'n'co

6.2 by 5 media


Based on the real events in Peru, 'Bel Canto' tells the story of a soprano singer who arrives in the country of South America, which is under a military dictatorship, with the aim of singing on the birthday of a rich Japanese . Upon arriving at the child's home, a group of guerrillas enters the home to kidnap those present demanding the release of their fellow prisoners. Paul Weitz ('About a Boy', 'American Pie') leaves the comedy to direct and write this feature film based on Ann Patchett's novel of the same name published in 2001. 'Bel Canto' has a star cast headed by Demián Bichir ('Highlander', 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'), Julianne Moore ('The Big Lebowski', 'Still Alice') and Ken Watanabe ('Inception').


Cast Bel Canto

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

Roxanne Coss

Christopher Lambert

Christopher Lambert

Simon Thibault

Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe

Katsumi Hosokawa

Thorbjørn Harr

Thorbjørn Harr


Olek Krupa

Olek Krupa




Trivia Bel Canto

Demián Bichir was initially selected to give life to Commander Benjamin, but was replaced by Tenoch Huerta. Ken Watanabe and Ryô Kase starred together 'Letters from Iwo Jima'. Elsa Zylberstein and Christopher Lambert also played a married couple in Claude Lelouch's 'Un + Une'. In that film, they were also cast as a French diplomat and his wife.