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Angel-A

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Plot

A beautiful woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 7.0/10 (13,334 voted)

Critic's Score: 48/100

Director:
Luc Besson

Stars: Rie Rasmussen, Jamel Debbouze, Gilbert Melki

Storyline
André, a small-time ex-convict, seems to owe money to everyone in Paris, including a crime boss who promises to kill him if he doesn't repay him by midnight. After failing to find protection from the American embassy and the French police, a despairing André scrambles onto a bridge over the Seine, intending to leap to his death. He is surprised to see a tall, beautiful girl clinging to a rail on the same bridge, apparently preparing to end her life as well. She jumps, and he jumps too, suddenly resolving to save her life. After scrambling ashore, she tells him her name is Angel-A. Together, they take a cruise on the Seine, repay André's creditors, visit a Parisian nightspot, and more, as Angel-A helps André. He learns that for this purpose she has fallen out of the sky and into his life. André finds himself falling in love with this mysterious beauty.

Cast:

Jamel Debbouze

André Moussah


Rie Rasmussen

Angel-A


Gilbert Melki

Franck


Serge Riaboukine

Pedro


Akim Chir

Le chef des malfrats


Eric Balliet

Garde du corps Franck


Loïc Pora

Le malfrat #2


Venus Boone

La mère d'Angela


Jérôme Guesdon

Le malfrat #3


Michel Bellot

Le planton US


Michel Chesneau

Le flic commissariat


Olivier Claverie

Le sécrétaire US


Solange Milhaud

La femme de Saint-Lazare


Laurent Jumeaucourt

Le dragueur


Franck-Olivier Bonnet

Le dernier client



Details

Official Website:
Official site |
Official site [France] |

Release Date: 21 December 2005

Filming Locations: Montmartre, Paris 18, Paris, France



Box Office Details

Budget: €15,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: £47,825
(UK)
(30 July 2006)
(26 Screens)

Gross: $202,200
(USA)
(30 September 2007)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Goofs:

Revealing mistakes:
When Andre is talking with Angel-a right after her rescue, his necklaces changes position in and out of his shirt.

Quotes:

Angel-A:
[in French]
I'm an angel.

André:
[in French]
I love you.



User Review

breathtaking

Rating: 9/10


A beautiful, breathtakingly shot movie with a touching storyline.
Besson often talks about his feminine side, and he is in full touch
with it here. Those expecting another Nikita with lots of guns and car
chases should look elsewhere. I'm sure they will find at least 10 other
movies like that now in the multiplex, but nothing like this. Serious
Besson fans will not be disappointed. Besson has filmed a Paris that is
at the same time both beautiful and real. We see the beauty of Notre
Dame, Parisian cafés, the city's bridges, but we also see its ugliness
and the difficulty faced by those who do not fit the stereotype of what
it means to be French. Anyone who has ever felt like a stranger in
their own home will find a kindred spirit in Andre. It is a struggle to
fit into a culture and a struggle to value one's self as a part of it.