MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 55,801 this week

Angel's Egg (1985)
"Tenshi no tamago" (original title)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 1,911 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 8 critic

A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 06 Sep 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 19 Nov 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 14 Sep 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Angel's Egg" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Angel's Egg (1985)

Angel's Egg (1985) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Angel's Egg.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Machiko Washio, Hideyuki Tanaka
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Yoshikazu Fujiki, Takashi Matsuyama
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A trilogy of three separate stories.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Rintaro, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Hideko Yoshida, Masane Tsukayama, Yû Mizushima
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki
Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a terrorist attack is blamed on the Air Force, Special Vehicle Unit 2 gets caught in the middle of a growing political conflict.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Mîna Tominaga, Briony Glassco, Julie Ann Taylor
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of eternally young fighter pilots known as Kildren experience the sudden loss of innocence as they battle the enemy in astonishing dogfights above the clouds.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Ryô Kase, Shôsuke Tanihara
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

I hope the spiral paradox, were just a paradox.

Director: Takaaki Hirao
Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ken'ichi Suzumura, Takako Honda
Animation | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, an angel descends to help the survivors.

Director: Carl Colpaert
Stars: Tony Markes, Rainbow Dolan, Kenneth McCabe
Maroko II (1990)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Masako Katsuki, Toshio Furukawa, Ken'ichi Ogata
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After being banished from her village, a peasant woman makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability.

Director: Eiichi Yamamoto
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Mako Hyôdô, Yoshikazu Ishii, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa
Kill (2008)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Directors: Kenta Fukasaku, Mamoru Oshii, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Yôko Fujita, Rinko Kikuchi, Narushi Ikeda
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Mako Hyôdô ...
Girl (voice)
Jinpachi Nezu ...
Boy (voice)
Kei'ichi Noda ...
Narrator
Edit

Storyline

a young girl is the sole protector of a very precious, large egg. her lair is near a large, abandoned, decaying gothic city inhabited by restless shadows. a mysterious young man arrives one day, and eventually wins her trust. they converse sparsely about obscure philosophical and theological topics, and she shows him some astonishing fossils and works of historic and scientific art. the ending is a bit shocking, and very ambiguous, leaving many unanswered questions and tons of room for interpretation. Written by Rev. Elgaroo Brenza

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

girl | gothic | egg | trust | protector | See All (44) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 1985 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Angel's Egg  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Coelacanth fish (Latimeria chalumnae) was thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous Period but was found in 1938 off the coast of Africa. See more »

Quotes

Boy: I've seen a tree like this somewere... When was it? So long ago that I've forgotten... Under a sky where the clouds made sound as they moved. The black horizon swelled and from it grew a huge tree. It sucked the life from the ground... And it's pulsing branches reached up, as if to grasp something...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ghost in the Shell (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A stunning work of pure imagination
20 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tenshi no Tamago - Angel's Egg - is a very rare type of movie. It is a movie that does not spell the plot out in big bold type. Instead the meaning of the story is told in symbolic imagery and left to the viewer to interpret and understand. Some believe it tells of the director's own loss of faith in religion, and society's blind devotion to belief in mythical and imaginary things.

The film's visuals are utterly beautiful, with designs from Yoshitaka Amano, and with Mamoru Oshii's breath-taking direction in full force. The soundtrack too is sublime, composed by Yoshihiro Kanno and one of only a few he ever composed for movies.

Films as meaningful, thoughtful, and beautiful as this should never be missed. If you value the art form of cinema, then watch Angel's Egg and be amazed. If you prefer wall to wall explosions then look elsewhere.


33 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
They need an official release on blu-ray! marinersfanfromny
SOUNDTRACK! moritzge
Beautiful film sothos
Angels Egg uploaded on Veoh + youtube marinersfanfromny
Explanation of Symbolism da_mente_de_cristo
Is this website that sells Angel Egg valid? crazygooddrummer
Discuss Angel's Egg (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?