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Angel-A (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  21 December 2005 (France)
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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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Storyline

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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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 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

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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Delightful Comedy
29 May 2006 | by (Karlsruhe, Germany) – See all my reviews

I must admit, I was worried. The first directorial effort by Luc Besson after 6 years, and Besson having produced (and written) movies in between that can IMHO be only described as crap. No need to worry however: Angel-A is simply a delightful film. Expertly framed by Thierry Arbogast it presents a very simply story in a genuinely funny and original way. Both Jamel Debbouze and Rie Rasmussen are perfectly cast and seem to be having a lot of fun playing their respective parts. While one could say that the general setup of the picture is hardly new, it really doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the film or the underlying story. The film doesn't present many twists and turns, the ending can be foreseen about halfway through the film. The joy of getting there however makes up for any of the afore mentioned problems.

Now, please Monsieur Besson: Don't make us wait 6 years for the next live-action picture!


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