Angel-A

Angel-A

DVD - 2007 | French
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When a down-on-his-luck gambler tries to drown himself, he winds up rescuing a gorgeous and mysterious blonde. As they set out on a mission across Paris, he discovers that his smart, spontaneous, sexy companion may really be Heaven-sent
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781424850396
1424850398
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Angela
Other Standard Identifier: 043396183773

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One of the best movies I have ever seen. The "Beauty-and-the-Beast" contrast between the diminutive Algerian-French con artist, and the towering Danish angel is incredibly arresting. Magnificent acting by this duo. Remember, Rie Rasmussen learned enough French in 8 months to play her role! The decision to film in black and white (like the movie, "Frantz") was a good one. Somehow, it makes for a timeless quality.

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pegasus71
Nov 07, 2013

This film is an artful and inventive fable about a washed-up con artist who on the brink of suicide saves a woman in like straits who jumps off a bridge in Paris before he has the chance to do so himself. What could have been a maudlin and sentimental storyline is transformed by the stunning performance of Rie Rasmussen, an extraordinarily beautiful Danish actress. Along with her role and some exquisite cinematography of Parisian landscapes, the film develops into an enchanting journey of self-discovery both for Andre and surprisingly enough at the end of the film for Angel-A as well.

aaa5756 Jul 18, 2011

B+ DVD

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