Love story between a woman who is brutally murdered and the angel who resurrects her.

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Fabienne, a young woman, is taken to the country woods by a group of men and shot to death. Her body is found by Gabriel, an angel who restores her life. He brings her to a cabin on the mountain. They fall in love and live together in isolation. Fabienne has no memory of her past but learns to live again with grace and beauty under the care of Gabriel. For reasons she doesn't understand, she longs to return to the city, and on the fateful day she wanders away from the protection and beauty of angelic life, she encounters the men who murdered her. Written by pr1mal_1

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7 April 1977 (Canada)  »

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CAD 74,000 (estimated)
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The entire project was filmed at a Quebec farmhouse owned by lead actress Carole Laure. The cast and crew stayed at the house while the film was being shot. See more »

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A very curious, surreal film.
5 December 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"L'Ange et la femme" is a very curious, surreal, black-and-white film, based on the premises that angels exist on earth in the guise of humans and that they can resurrect the dead and affect the time stream and that they live for beauty.

A beautiful woman is murdered but is resurrected by the angel Gabriel who falls in love with her beauty. She has no memory of her past life. By keeping her alone with him in a home in the wilderness, away from humanity, he is able to teach her the angelic concept of beauty and she is able to learn to play the piano beautifully in a very short time. However, her longing to return to humanity leads her out of the protection and beauty of the angelic life.

The pace of the film is very slow but the ideas are fascinating. Those who take delight in the currently fashionable, romantic concept of angels might be disturbed by the film; Gabriel is more like the angels in the iconoclastic films "Dogma" and "Michael" than the one in "It's a Wonderful Life".


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