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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:

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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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Luc Besson once claimed that he would only ever direct a maximum of 10 films. Angel-A (2005) is his tenth movie. Obviously Besson has broken that promise - the 2013 release of The Family (2013) marked his 16th film. See more »

Goofs

When Andre climbs over the railing of the bridge, he's coat is fastened by a single button. Suddenly, when he watches the outgoing police car, there are more buttons fastened. See more »

Quotes

André: Who'd be dead if I hadn't saved you?
Angel-A: Who'd be dead if there wasn't anyone to save?
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Beautiful story about human relations
1 June 2006 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

It is very unlike other films, Luk Besson is related with, very few action, lots of dialogs. Not one of the kind you'll enjoy in breaks between portions of popcorn. This movie really touched me with it's honesty. It made me understand little bit more about myself, about the way i treat other people. Not everyone will like it. If you are looking for Taxi-style action - here you won't find anything alike. It's all b&w, and very bright at the same time, 40s style footage. It is about nature of human being, about those weak and strong, about good and evil. It teaches how to love yourself, but without being egoistic. Ant maybe the best thing is, it doesn't only rise a question, but it tries to answer it within the same hour and a half - unlike many movies of this kind (hollywood influence ;)


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