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Angela (I) (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  30 October 2002 (Italy)
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True story of an attractive Sicilian mob-wife who participates in her husband's drug-dealing business and falls for her husband's lackey.



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Angela, a young Sicilian woman, is married to Sato, a drug and jewel trafficker. Contrary to the custom, she is her husband's actual right-hand. One day the gang accept a new member, Masino, who looks like a Greek god. Saro often asks Masino to escort Angela and a mutual attraction develops between them. But Saro's telephone has been tapped by the police and the phone calls exchanged by Angela and Masino get recorded. The police finally decide to put an end to the actions of the gang. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Rated R for some sexuality, language, drug content and brief violence | See all certifications »




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Once and again: a pointless fictionalized documentary
10 December 2002 | by (Paris, Fr) – See all my reviews

Not much to say about Angela since the movie fits in the nice but not very creative category of docu-fiction. It's nicely shot, yet a little too nicely with many scenes taking advantage of casual mirrors and many scenes focusing on Angela's face. Nicely crafted Angela is a thoughtful movie not a deep one.

Maybe the director will claim she only wanted to bring this story to screen. No further ambition. And what about writing a screenplay including this true story base? That would be cheating on the simple reality of life? My dear, that's what is called cinema!

The docu-fiction Bully (2001) was deeper (less banking on some built-in sentimentalism) but to no avail. Modeled on a true story... Screen loitering at best; definitely not cinema at his best.

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