Bel Canto

Bel Canto

DVD - 2018
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Roxanne Coss becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform at a lavish party for a wealthy industrialist in South America. As a lengthy standoff ensues, hostages and captors form unexpected bonds as they overcome their differences to find their shared humanity.
Publisher: New York, NY : Screen Media, ©2018.
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm

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lindy919
Mar 25, 2019

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Ridiculous premise.
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hammer59
Mar 23, 2019

Probably THE BEST film that no one has ever heard of. Shame. Moving story, fantastic performances from the actors, beautiful opera contrasted against terrorism and violence. Highly recommended!

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maipenrai
Mar 17, 2019

This film does an amazing job of character / relationship development between the hostages and the rebels. Initially the scene is only one of fear and anger. Although the viewer would generally regard the captors as evil, we must remember that the setting is a South American country where civil rights are non-existent and people are "political prisoners". The book and film are inspired by a real-life hostage crisis that took place in Lima, Peru, during the mid-‘90s. Confined together for many days, the separate groups become individuals - human beings instead of roles. Love, respect, humor and play take the place of anger and terror, yet you never lose the feeling that things are not going to end well. Beneath all the drama is the haunting opera music sung by Renee Fleming. Beautifully complex characters. Highly recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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llm1
Mar 04, 2019

Lost for words. Beautifully done on so many levels. Brought me to tears.

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Carrena
Feb 28, 2019

Nice character study movie with a very diverse cast. Ken Watanabe seems to steal all the scenes he was in with Julianne Moore but she still made a interesting and likable character.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 25, 2019

I imagine the book was better, but this is a pretty good movie. Laughed, cried, the whole lot.

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gloogai
Jan 30, 2019

Based on a novel, so it says. Must be so, since the story could never have happened in real life. Not bad, but not credible.

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LynJoan
Jan 08, 2019

Anyone who likes to think and watch character development will like this. If you also like opera it is bonus. A human story of our reactions to life, success, challenges and its disappoinments, we are brought through a story that will surprise you. I reccomend this movie.

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Miller1114
Jan 07, 2019

I enjoyed this movie. The movie began with terrorists and hostages but slowly evolved into the needs of human beings. Great movie.

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h3chiu
Dec 24, 2018

Boring to watch...

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