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Descending Angel (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  25 November 1990 (USA)
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A recently engaged man getting to know his future father-in-law better unearths clues that the man may have been a Nazi collaborator and a mass murderer.

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Florian Stroia
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Irina Stroia
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Michael Rossi
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Bercovici
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Glenn
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Catherine
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Sam Murray
Elsa Raven ...
Vera
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Debaudt
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Bishop Dancu
Philip Akin ...
Bookstore Clerk
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Stellian
David De Sanctis ...
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Security Clerk
Colin Fox ...
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A recently engaged man getting to know his future father-in-law better unearths clues that the man may have been a Nazi collaborator and a mass murderer.

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Drama | Thriller

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25 November 1990 (USA)  »

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Anjos em Queda  »

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Irina Stroia: There once was a beautiful princess who's father, the king, went off to fight in a foreign war
Michael Rossi: When does the young knight come?
Irina Stroia: He just did
Michael Rossi: Yes he did
Irina Stroia: And it better hold him for the next ten days
Michael Rossi: We can always sneak out to a motel, can we?
Irina Stroia: You promised
Michael Rossi: Keep talking
Irina Stroia: The king had placed his daughter in a tower room where there were no windows and no doors, she was left there for a long... slow... slower time. Many years past and she began to forget what the king looked like and all she could do ...
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All songs Written and Performed by Les Voix Bulgares
Copyright Disques Cellier (SUISA)
Courtesy of Elektra/Nonesuch
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A sad ending for Scott's career
6 July 2005 | by (Rick's Cafe) – See all my reviews

Some compared this to "Music Box" - which is a much better film, least of all because it doesn't make sweeping erroneous generalizations about history. Here's an example: the hero is told by a policeman that "Not all Romanians were really that bad (during WWII.)" Anyone with a *pinch* of historical knowledge should be horrified, considering Romania's war efforts on the Allies' side shortened the conflict in Europe by at least six months, and that the fascist elements alluded to in the film were nowhere close to the Nazis. The sad truth is that everyone involved in this production was in it for the money, and it's heartbreaking to see George C. Scott spoiling his name with TV trash, after the wonders he's done in "Patton". The plot is outrageous and bordering bad taste, the characters are paper-thin and lacking motivation, the actors have no chemistry... and Scott's painful delivery of a few Romanian words is a hoot. I can't imagine anyone liking this garbage.


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