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Cast

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Franck
Serge Riaboukine ...
Pedro
Akim Chir ...
Le chef des malfrats
Eric Balliet ...
Garde du corps Franck
Loïc Pora ...
Le malfrat #2
Venus Boone ...
La mère d'Angela
Jérôme Guesdon ...
Le malfrat #3
Michel Bellot ...
Le planton US
Michel Chesneau ...
Le flic commissariat
Olivier Claverie ...
Le sécrétaire US
Solange Milhaud ...
La femme de Saint-Lazare
Laurent Jumeaucourt ...
Le dragueur
Franck-Olivier Bonnet ...
Le dernier client
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André, a small-time ex-convict, seems to owe money to everyone in Paris, including a crime boss who promises to kill him if he doesn't repay him by midnight. After failing to find protection from the American embassy and the French police, a despairing André scrambles onto a bridge over the Seine, intending to leap to his death. He is surprised to see a tall, beautiful girl clinging to a rail on the same bridge, apparently preparing to end her life as well. She jumps, and he jumps too, suddenly resolving to save her life. After scrambling ashore, she tells him her name is Angel-A. Together, they take a cruise on the Seine, repay André's creditors, visit a Parisian nightspot, and more, as Angel-A helps André. He learns that for this purpose she has fallen out of the sky and into his life. André finds himself falling in love with this mysterious beauty. Written by Charles Delacroix

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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21 December 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alerte rouge  »

Box Office

Budget:

€15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,436,391 (France) (23 December 2005)

Gross:

$202,200 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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Trivia

In real life, Jamel Debbouze lost the use of his right arm in an accident in 1990. This is why his character in the film keeps his hand in his pocket throughout. See more »

Goofs

When Andre is talking with Angel-a right after her rescue, his necklaces changes position in and out of his shirt. See more »

Quotes

Angel-A: If I give you my life, would you know what to do with it?
André: If you give a man a carrot, he'll know what to do with it.
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...Just about everything a movie can do..and some more,maybe....
5 January 2007 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

This film by Luc Besson, has almost.."everything"!!! The director,makes a story about two people-man and woman-who look so different from each other, just as black and white. She comes from the sky, while he comes from "human's hell", since he's being chased for money he owed, and has nowhere to go. As the movie goes on, the two of them will get closer to each other, just to find out that they were getting closer to...themselves! The film itself is in black and white, so that it allows you to see the contradiction between the two heroes, but in the same time it gives you a sense of mystery-something that it would never happen with a colored film. Though it is a film about love, it shows its real meaning, in a truly artistic way, just as a work of art would speak..In addition, as a film, you can not really categorize it, just as you can not do so for a work of art.It makes you laugh so many times, has moments of pain, moments you feel like crying, some action, in a few words:

It has everything life is made of. The director seems to me as if he knew exactly what he wanted, and made a wonderful movie about anyone who is still human, and therefore is able to love-himself first-another person.


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