The Last Face, directed by Sean Penn, centers around a love affair between Dr. Miguel Leon (Javier Bardem), a relief-aid doctor, and Dr. Wren Petersen (Charlize Theron), the director of an international aid organization.
Set against the devastating backdrop of war-torn Liberia, Miguel and Wren must find a way to keep their relationship alive in extraordinarily difficult conditions battling their mutual passion for the value of life matched by the intensity of their diametrically opposed opinions on how best to solve the conflict that surrounds them.
The movie was filmed back when Theron and Penn were an item. As they say, it’s never a good idea to mix business with pleasure. That certainly applies here.
Just like their romance, their professional collaboration is a failure. Not exactly what you’d expect from three previous Academy Award winners, Bardem included. It’s received mostly negative reviews and reportedly received boos after its screening at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where it premiered.
Adele Exarchopoulos, Jared Harris and Jean Reno also star. The Last Face hits theaters in France in January 2017, but no release date has been set for the United States.
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