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Angel Express (1998)

Angel Express is a film about people restlessly seeking for the ultimate experience. Set in late nineties Berlin, it shows images of radical change: Young urban heroes in the glare of ... See full summary »

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Angel Express is a film about people restlessly seeking for the ultimate experience. Set in late nineties Berlin, it shows images of radical change: Young urban heroes in the glare of flashlights; an environment in which coldness and affection or lust for power and friendship go hand in hand. Types like the hooker Liv, or the top photographer Iris von Than with her cool and calculating manner and a tendency to go too far, zig-zag like pinballs through the neon jungle on an aimless search for their identity and social contact. There is the striking character of N.K. apparently a respectable businessman of slick and unscrupulous means and a gunrunner on the side who finally unveils himself as a corrupt policeman. And the hauntingly eccentric and insecure Patrick, Iris von Than's young business associate who constantly is in pursuit of something and whose motto is to survive by luxury. The protagonists, united by their common mood, feelings and attitude to life, are sucked into a deadly ... Written by Anonymous

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loving homage to pulsating 1990's Berlin life
6 August 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

ANGEL EXPRESS is the first feature film by RP Kahl, produced by himself with his company erdbeermundfilm – a guarantor for ambitious and enjoyable independent cinema. This debut takes a laconic and nonchalant perspective on the ambivalent lives of Berlin clubbers in the nineties – torn between (creative) self-fulfilment and (emotional) emptiness, between the hope for love and the fast kick. The film alludes to American cult novel "American Psycho" as well as to European auteur cinema à la Godard. This is exactly the reason why ANGEL EXPRESS is both, a dark society portrait and a humorous self-reflection.

The five protagonists somnambulate through Berlin's nightlife. Their personal stories are episodically interwoven, there is no linearity, it's only the music's beat which determines their rhythm. And in spite of all the people's loneliness there emerges a humour, which smiles ironically at these lives, but never gives them away. Because all these people are hungry for life. This is why ANGEL EXPRESS at first glance appears quite cool and aloof but in the end is a loving homage to the pulsating Berlin-Mitte life in the 1990s.


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