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Bel Canto

Bel Canto is a movie starring Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, and Sebastian Koch. A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

Other Titles
Tutsak, Die Geiselnahme, Sotto sequestro, Bel Canto. La última función, ベル・カント とらわれのアリア, ベル・カント とらわれのアリア
Running Time
1 hours 40 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Music, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Paul Weitz
Ann Patchett, Anthony Weintraub, Paul Weitz
Ken Watanabe, Ryô Kase, Julianne Moore, Sebastian Koch
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A world-renowned opera singer becomes trapped in a hostage situation when she's invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America.

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Sandra Brooks

It's been awhile since I watched this movie, and I think I can say it's better than ever. I have to say it's my favorite Leone flick. The acting is really good, and the movie is really good. The story is really good, too. I think people who have not seen this movie should watch it, because I think it's really good.

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Emma Carlson

This is a fantastic movie and it shows that a true movie is a film that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and that's what the film was. The ending was tragic and sad. I thought that was a great ending. It was also sad that there was not one word of the original ending. The acting was great, the camera work was amazing and the music was very beautiful. It is a shame that they did not do the original ending. I thought that it was brilliant.

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This movie is one of the best I have ever seen, I've watched it at least 6 times. One of the most amazing movies I've ever seen, no wonder it's based on a true story. I have to admit I watched the whole thing without subtitles and I liked it very much. I like the storyline, I like the acting, the characters are very well thought out. I think that the directors did a fantastic job on the movie. It has a very original style. You can't compare it to any other movies, and the music is amazing, the music fits perfectly with the movie. I recommend this movie to everyone, it's one of the best movies I have ever seen and I give it 10/10.

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I'm not a big fan of the music, the acting, or the directing of this film, but I found it to be really good. I'm not sure I can say that it is better than The Hunger Games, but I think that the director and the actors did an excellent job, giving a new twist to the familiar story.

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This film is a true romance. It is about a woman who cannot speak her mind, but is determined to tell the truth and tell her side of the story. What a marvelous character. She never stops fighting. And, in the end, she fights for the truth. This film is a good film for people who have never seen a true romance. It is not an Oscar winner, but it is a good film.

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Eric C.

There are few movies that can give me a real feeling of the despair, sadness and sense of loss that I experienced during the first viewing of this film. The cinematography is brilliant, and the actors are terrific. I believe this is the best film I have ever seen. I hope it will be the best movie of the year, and perhaps the best film of the century.

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Craig McDonald

It was a complete movie with a great story and great acting. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes films like this, but also has a good knowledge of jazz and the beatniks. Just like everybody in the film, has his or her own "Django" (Django is a part of the gangster type that includes Paul Sorvino, John Leguizamo, Christopher Walken, James Franco, etc.). All of the characters in this movie are "dudes" who are just trying to have a good time and enjoy the music. The setting is New Orleans during the great depression, and the music is mostly blues and gospel, although there is some jazz thrown in. It's all about having a good time, and that's what this movie is about.

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A movie that appeals to all ages, a movie that goes to the very core of what life is all about, a movie that makes you feel like you're at a place you've never been before and you know what it feels like to be alive. Its a movie that made me feel a sense of nostalgia and was so successful that I bought the DVD to show to all of my friends and family. And I just had to see it. I've never seen a movie like this one. You can tell when the cast has known each other for a while, because they all play their characters with a certain maturity that you never see in the other movies. I just really loved it. I recommend it to anyone that can see it and I really hope they do. Its a must see!

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Bryan M.

I've watched this movie a few times, and I still can't get it out of my head. I think I've always wanted to see this movie, and I don't know why, but I finally watched it. It's the type of movie that I'll see again and again. The acting is great. It's a very realistic movie. It's not a cheesy cheesy romance, it's a real story, with realistic characters, and a very real plot. It's not like the other kind of movie that I see that I'll keep re-watching and re-listening to, but it's still good. It's not perfect, but it's a great movie, and I highly recommend it. It's worth seeing.

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Douglas H.

With all the hype surrounding this movie, I was a bit disappointed. It seemed to be lacking in the overall storyline of the movie. But that is not the point. I thought it was a great movie. And I hope it makes a huge impact. For this movie, I would give it an A+. There is a lot of plot in this movie, but I think the story was not fully explored. But there is a great soundtrack and excellent performances by the actors. I really enjoyed it. You should definitely watch it.

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I just saw the film and I am thoroughly impressed. I think this film has great heart. I love it. I think it has a great message and really shows us all of the beauty and the complexities of human beings and their fears and their beauty. It has some great music and also great cinematography and I love the whole thing. I am a little disappointed that there is a little bit of a sad ending because I love the film so much.

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Edward M.

After I saw this movie, I saw that the director had written the story of The Godfather. I have to say that it was a great movie. It had a great story, great actors, great music, great scenery, great locations, great special effects, great cinematography, and even great humor. The film has been talked about in the world of film for a long time, so I will not write a spoiler, but I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good films. I would say this movie is better than The Godfather because it has more good things than bad things. The actors were great, and the script was better than The Godfather. The director did a great job, and the movie is a must see. The last time I saw a movie that I would recommend to everyone is The Passion of the Christ, but I think that this movie was just as good.

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Brittany D.

This movie is what movie should be about. This is the story of a woman who is desperate to be a real actress. She is given an opportunity to be a part of a play, but the story is far from being real. The play is a study of theater, and the real actress is a woman who has been rejected from every single show she has been offered. She is tired of it, and she has a different plan. She is going to get her name back. She is going to give a performance of one of her favorite plays, in front of a real audience. The way she gets there is very realistic. And it is very funny, too. I laughed more at the dialogue in this movie than I did at the dialogue in the first five Harry Potter movies combined. This movie has one of the most unique endings in movie history. There is no other movie that can bring this ending out of the actors' mouths. If you want a movie with a good story, that is entertaining, and keeps you interested all the way through, this is the movie for you. The only downside is that the movie is almost two hours long. I would suggest a double feature with this movie.

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I'm not gonna give a great deal of spoilers, because I have read all the comments on this film and every comment is either incorrect or unfair. I'm not gonna talk about the plot, because that would be a waste of time. Instead I'm gonna talk about the film. Everything about this film was amazing. From the acting to the directing, everything was perfect. The music was also brilliant. I didn't think that it could ever be this good, but it was. It is truly one of the greatest films I have ever seen. Everything about it was perfect. I highly recommend this film to anyone, because it will make you feel that it really happened, and that you really were there. It will also make you realize that you are not the only one. Every time you go to the movies, you are not the only one. And it will make you realize that everyone has a story to tell. This film is for everyone, and I am very glad that it was made.

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Ruth G.

I watched this film in the cinema when I was about 12. I remember being absolutely captivated. It was the first film I ever saw on the big screen and I don't think it has ever left me. The story is amazing, the acting is fantastic, the music is fantastic, everything is perfect. I have now watched it many times. I would recommend this film to anyone, it will touch you. I feel the only bad thing about this film is the length. If it had been shorter the film would have been brilliant. I know the script is poor, but the film is so beautifully put together, that the poor script can't be the main problem. Watch this film and then watch another film, then watch this one and then watch another film and then watch this one. I promise you will be so enthralled. The music is perfect. This film is a perfect 10.

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I never really have been a huge fan of Robert Rodriguez, and never really understood his love for the 1980's. However, this film made me change my mind. The production values were amazing, the cast was excellent, the editing was flawless, and the script was the most authentic work I have ever seen from Rodriguez. I highly recommend this film to anyone who has not seen it yet. The film is based on a true story, and I feel that it is much more than a "real" story. It is a story of what it means to be human, and the pain, anger, and destruction of war. I highly recommend this film to anyone, and will not be sorry I have seen it. I can not wait for the sequel, I am sure the characters will become even more important. A perfect 10/10

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Frank B.

I absolutely love this film. I've seen it at least 10 times since its release in 2006. Every time I see it, it reminds me of the powerful music of an earlier time. The story, while very silly and crude at times, is poignant, and the performances are fantastic. None of the actors are the star of the film, but every single actor in this film is just phenomenal. I've seen this film a dozen times. I watch it with my wife and kids. I think the most accurate way to describe this film is to say that it is "amazing". I'm a big fan of Roger Allam and of director Peter Bogdanovich. I know it is because I've been in his films and loved them. I also know it because I love his films. I've never met any of the actors in the film, but I've seen them all and they are all amazing. The characters are very believable, and the music is fantastic. The best music of my life. It was the perfect combination of "Borogovesi" and "Elvis". It reminded me of the music of the silent era. The actors are perfect for their roles. The young actress who played Susan is fantastic, and everyone else is wonderful. If you love films and music, I highly recommend this film.

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Tyler G.

Mandy Patinkin and Eileen Atkins are both amazing actors. This is a terrific movie. I love all the characters and I am sure the movie will grow on me. I can't wait to see it again.

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Katherine S.

I think the plot was a bit too long and the film dragged a bit. I think that it was too slow. The music was really good, however. The film was very well done. The cinematography was beautiful. I really like how the film kept you in the mood and it was also really well written. I liked the film and I am so glad that I bought the DVD. I really enjoyed the film and I think that it is one of the best films that I have ever seen. I hope that this film will get some sort of recognition, so that I can watch it again and again.

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I just saw this film and I must say that I am not a "french" guy. My family is almost 100% french. And even my mom and my sister are also french. This movie was so good that I can't say I was bored. It was a wonderful story that made me cry. The only problem is that the movie is made for an American audience. And although I know there is a lot of french movies, I don't think I would want to watch it again. But if you want to see a great movie with a great story, I recommend this one. 9/10

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Sara P.

I loved this film! It's not often that a movie surprises me. It also doesn't happen often that a film gets me so emotionally involved. This film has that in spades. I had not seen a film that had as much energy as this one. It is so well done. I highly recommend it. 10 out of 10.