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The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020)




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The art world and the underworld collide in director Giuseppe Capotondi's elegant and erotic neo-noir thriller, The Burnt Orange Heresy. Set in present day Italy, irresistibly charismatic art critic James Figueras hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American, Berenice Hollis. He's a classic anti-hero in the making with a charm that masks his deep ambition, whilst she's an innocent touring Europe, enjoying the freedom of being whoever she wishes. The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector, Cassidy. Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney, the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist's studio, whatever the cost. As the couple spend time with the legendary Debney, they start to realize that nothing about artist nor their mission is what it seems. But James is a man of deep, lurking ambition and he will do anything, from arson and burglary to murder, in order to further his career...


Rosalind Halstead
as Evelina Macri
Katie McGovern
as Art party girl
Pat Starke
as Art Fan
Flaminia Fegarotti
as Art Admirer
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Critic Reviews for The Burnt Orange Heresy

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

The screenplay and the actors ooze charm as well as intelligence early on but the second half is more like a sleek thriller, something that's efficient but less jocular and surprising.

September 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Halfway through... the air goes out of the shaggy-dog plotting: a climactic pileup of unfortunate events is both rushed and unsurprising, leaving the actors with little room to dart and play.

September 7, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A commercial proposal of relative consistency. [Full review in Spanish]

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, and Mick Jagger (yes...that Mick Jagger) star in a nifty, thrifty thriller.

September 28, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

An attractive, mysterious film, with dialogues that reveal intelligence and brilliance, but resolved in a barely convincing way. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 28, 2019 | Full Review…

It's all very pretty, and the conversations about the nature of art and truth will let people come away thinking they've seen something deep.

September 16, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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