Paul Weitz‘ intense hostage thriller, Bel Canto, will be released on Digital platforms on 16 August and on DVD on 2 September 2019 courtesy of Vertigo Releasing.
Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Ann Patchett, the film stars Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Sebastian Koch, and Christopher Lambert, and features stunning vocals by international opera star Renée Fleming.
BEL CANTO is a dramatic love story that follows a famous soprano (Julianne Moore) who travels to South America to give a private concert at a party for a wealthy Japanese industrialist (Ken Watanabe). Just as the glittering gathering of diplomats and politicians convenes, the mansion is taken over by a guerrilla rebel group demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. Threats are made, lives are lost, a tense negotiation begins, and a long standoff ensues.