Based on Ann Patchett's best-selling novel and adapted for the screen by
Paul Weitz and Anthony Weintraub, '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.