Marie from the Bay of Angels (1997)
"Marie Baie des Anges" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  19 June 1998 (USA)
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A random montage of disturbing images tell a story about one summer in the lives of two teenagers who somehow find love within each other, Orso and Marie. After they realize this, they run ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frédéric Malgras ...
Nicolas Welbers ...
Jeune Femme de la Villa
Swan Carpio ...
Andrew Clover ...
Aurelie Morardet ...
John Dowling ...
Patrick Serray ...
Serge Merlin ...
Le Surveilliant
Brigitte Roüan ...
Marc Brunet ...
Aladin Reibel ...
Le Coiffeur


A random montage of disturbing images tell a story about one summer in the lives of two teenagers who somehow find love within each other, Orso and Marie. After they realize this, they run off to a hidden island off the coast of France where they can not be bothered until Orso's hunger for danger and crime become too much for him, forcing him to return to his normal life... Written by Beaumont-4 <>

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A story of haunted youth.


Drama | Romance

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Rated R for violence including some sexual assaults, sexuality, language and teen lawlessness | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

19 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Marie from the Bay of Angels  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$108,475 (USA) (11 September 1998)


$111,765 (USA) (2 October 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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The Formula One racing sequences were taken from the 1995 Monaco Grand Prix. See more »


The speed at which the Formula One cars approach Orso is much, much too slow. See more »

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Youth in transition; a slice of French life.
10 February 1999 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Marie is a fourteen year-old who behaves as though she will never reach fifteen, at least without becoming pregnant. Her sultry scowl and nubile body attract all who encounter her, including an American Naval detachment. But her true love turns out to be someone who is more disturbed than her. Orso weaves through the film like a mosquito hovering over a potential meal. The beginning of this film also is the ending, and it's at times difficult to follow the director's flashbacks. The juxtaposition of the race drivers is over-done. We get the idea initially that life for this film is indeed in the fast lane and will never pull over to the right lane. However the performances are fine with Vahina Giocante (Marie) exhibiting (but tastefully) not only a beautiful body, but a talent as well. Frederic Miagra (Orso) plods his way through the film with a brooding appeal, only fleetingly losing his expression of despair.

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