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The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
"La vie rêvée des anges" (original title)

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In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is ... See full summary »

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Isabelle 'Isa' Tostin
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Marie Thomas
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Chriss
Patrick Mercado ...
Charly
Jo Prestia ...
Fredo
Francine Massenhave ...
La gardienne
Zivko Niklevski ...
Le patron Yougoslave
Murielle Colvez ...
Le chef d'atelier
Lyazid Ouelhadj ...
Le vendeur de billets
Frédérique Hazard ...
La mère de Marie
Jean-Michel Lemayeux ...
L'interne
Louise Motte ...
Sandrine Val
Rosa Maria ...
La première infirmière
Corinne Masiero ...
La femme du Hollywood
Xavier Denamur ...
L'homme des patins
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In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to warmer climes. Marie usually is either angry or detached. Then, while Isa begins to visit the child in whose flat they live, going to hospital to read to her, Marie slowly falls for a rich youth. At first Marie keeps him at bay, then she not only pursues him, she begins to dream he is her life's love. When Isa tries to warn Marie, their friendship flounders. How will Marie handle the inevitable? And once they lose the flat, where will they go? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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16 September 1998 (France)  »

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The Daydreams of Angels  »

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$59,333 (USA) (2 April 1999)

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$1,726,187 (USA) (30 July 1999)
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Isa: I'd like to see you when you realize that you need other people.
Marie Thomas: I'll send you a photo.
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Written by Steven Severin and Siouxsie Sioux,
Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
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The Struggles of the Young
22 April 2001 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

"Dreamlife of Angels" is an absorbing film about two young French women struggling to find their place in life. Both are solidly working class, unskilled and rootless. Circumstance has thrown them together and the film describes a two-month period as they housesit the apartment of a car accident victim. Their prospects are not great, and each deals with the hand life has dealt them very differently.

This is not an uplifting movie, but not a downer either. It tells it's story straight up and unflinchingly. Everything about it is top drawer; the screenplay, the directing and especially the acting by the two young leads, Elodie Bouchez and Natacha Regnier. We'll definitely see more them in the future. This movie is highly recommended.


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