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Marie from the Bay of Angels (1997)

Marie Baie des Anges (original title)
R | | Drama, Romance | 19 June 1998 (USA)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frédéric Malgras ...
Orso
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Marie
Nicolas Welbers ...
Goran
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Jeune Femme de la Villa
Swan Carpio ...
Jurec
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Jimmy
Andrew Clover ...
Andy
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Aurelie Morardet ...
Corinne
John Dowling ...
John
Patrick Serray ...
Bob
Serge Merlin ...
Le Surveilliant
Brigitte Roüan ...
Paule
Marc Brunet ...
Louis
Aladin Reibel ...
Le Coiffeur
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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 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 <akleban@netcom.ca>

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A story of haunted youth.

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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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Marie from the Bay of Angels  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$111,765 (USA) (2 October 1998)
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Manuel Pradal auditioned 15,000 youths before discovering Frédéric Malgras. See more »

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

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Pictograph and perhaps more.
17 November 1999 | by (Keene, NH) – See all my reviews

I must confess that I read several reviews of the film before actually seeing it, and despite a mixed greeting I tried to keep my mind open to it. It is a beautiful film.

The shots, unlike many of our formula movies, are not centered directly on what can be called a plot. But the quick snaps of seemingly unrelated material when taken as a whole becomes the entire atmosphere of the film and if those quick shots are so beautifully crafted as this then you have created a beautiful piece.

I digress, the film itself may be too deep for us Americans. most Americans when they sit down to watch a foreign film expect depth but in our V8 world we sometimes feel entitled to a clearly defined plot and story. "Whats all this about boats and a party!? What's this got to do with anything??" I can hear my contemporaries cry to which I can only answer emote don't analyze.

I won't compare the film to any others all films are works of art and deserve to be treated as such if you truly wish to recognize them. Marie Baie des Anges, with its haunting interconnectedness or perhaps disconnectedness weaves with beautiful images to create a truly beautiful film.


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