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Fade to Black (2006)

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Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

Director:

Oliver Parker

Writers:

Davide Ferrario (book), Oliver Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Huston ... Orson Welles
Diego Luna ... Tommaso Moreno
Paz Vega ... Lea Padovani
Christopher Walken ... Brewster
Anna Galiena ... Aida Padovani
Violante Placido ... Stella
Nathaniel Parker ... Viola
Zoran Miljkovic Zoran Miljkovic ... Customs Agent
Milan Jelic Milan Jelic ... Pale Journalist
Dubravko Jovanovic Dubravko Jovanovic ... Journalist 1
Vladimir Aleksic ... Journalist 2
Pino Ammendola Pino Ammendola ... Grisha
Marko Zivic Marko Zivic ... Assistant Director
Frano Lasic Frano Lasic ... Dellere
Paolo Lorimer ... Tufano
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Storyline

Attempting to recover from his failed marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

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murder | actor | italy | See All (3) »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Italy | Serbia

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

25 May 2007 (Serbia) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Nome na Lista See more »

Filming Locations:

Belgrade, Serbia See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nathaniel Parker (Viola) is the younger brother of the director Oliver Parker. See more »

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Orson Welles: [First lines, narrating, as graphic archival images of war and strife in Italy are shown] Oh, yes. The Second World War was quite a disaster for poor old Italy. Their Fascist leader, Mussolini, had teamed up with Hitler and thought he was on a winning ticket. Then, Benito was shot by Partisans and strung up by his heels in the local square... Now, in 1948, the country is still leaderless, broke, and heading for chaos. Sure, the rich are still rich... If you're not in furs, you're in rags. People...
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References Othello (1951) See more »

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Orson would have loved it!
16 February 2008 | by audresonmichaelSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie immensely. It captures the sense of Orson Welles as an adventurer, trying to raise money for movies which he understands better than those around him and instead making ones for other people which he knows are rubbish. On his travels in 1948 Italy, he stumbles into a murder mystery connected, perhaps too loosely, with a political conspiracy.

It's cleverly made and very funny. I loved the playfulness which nodded at Welles's work without doing anything as crass as obvious references. It's an enjoyable story. Not a great thriller, the insights and revelations weren't surprising but that only made it more real and engrossing.

Huston was encouraged to do part Orson and part his Father, John. He's a likable, believable hero matched by a good, mainly Serbian cast. Paz Vega is excellent as the heroine and Diego Luna gives a wonderful turn as the second hero to Welles, reminds me of James Macavoy, only likable.


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