THE FACE of an ANGEL is based on the murder of a young, English Girl named Meredith Kercher, who was stabbed brutally to death one night in a house she shared with 2 or 3 other girls in Perugia, Italy, where all of the girls had gone to study Italian while in college. Her roommate, American, Amanda Knox and Amanda's boyfriend, Rafael were at first questioned and then arrested for her murder. A trial followed and Amanda Knox was convicted, mostly because of all the pre-trial publicity, botched police investigation and the fact that at the time of the crime, Amanda did not speak Italian as fluently as she would come to in her subsequent 4 years confinement in an Italian jail, until she won her appeal and was finally, released to go back home to Washington state with her family, who had fought continuously during the 4 years she was in jail! It's a tragic story and the saddest part to me, is that the victim, Meredith Kercher, was largely. "forgotten" in all of the "circus-like" pretrial publicity surrounding Amanda Knox and ignoring the real evidence that clearly showed that Amanda and Rafael had nothing to do with Meredith's murder!
Unfortunately, for me, this movie only depicted the "race" of several writers and filmmakers that were in Italy to bicker over who would write the movie, direct the movie, etc. about this tragic event. It really didn't shed any more light on the real human story of the central "characters", being the formerly accused Amanda and the young girl who paid the ultimate price of losing her life and was basically ignored! All this movie did was seem to recreate more confusion than ever, after the fact. It's really unfortunate, as the "real story" could've been told in a much better, sensitive and moving way if the script had been better, The only part I really liked was the hauntingly beautiful music in the background of this story.