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

 -  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 ...
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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Mireille
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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Rated R for violence including some sexual assaults, sexuality, language and teen lawlessness | See all certifications »
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$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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Psychotic teenage French girl in a cinematographer's paradise
6 April 2005 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This movie kind of fits into this unofficial French genre which might be called the "French-jailbait-on-the-beach" film. This loose genre could include classy Eric Rohmer films like "Claire's Knee" and "Pauline at the Beach", the good but very depressing female coming-of-age films of Catherine Breillat like "36 Fillete" and "A moi souer", as well as enjoyable trash like "L'anne des medusas" (you could even throw "Swimming Pool" in here maybe). This movie is about a homeless teenage French girl who hangs around an American military base as kind of an amateur prostitute (it occurred to me watching this that one reason so many people hate America might be because our military uses the whole world as their whorehouse). She meets up with a psychotic French boy her own age and helps him steal a gun from the base, at which point the plot takes a rather implausible turn into serial murder.

This movie is not as sophisticated as a Rohmer film nor is it as squirm-inducingly realistic as a Breillat film. It kind of resembles "L'annee des medusas", but where that movie was exploitative trash from the get-go (featuring a somewhat older and very naked Valerie Kaprisky), this movie tries to be a realistic teenage slice-of-life for awhile but goes seriously off the rails with the serial murder plot. Like a lot of French movies it also suffers from a terminal case of pretentiousness. As with other films of its type, however, it does have some great cinematography of the beautiful Baie des Anges (where is that anyway?). These films would all make great advertisements for France's tourism board--if not for all the scary teenage French girls.


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