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Angel-A -- A beautiful woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together.
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  (in credits order)

Jamel Debbouze ... André Moussah

Rie Rasmussen ... Angel-A

Gilbert Melki ... 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
Akim Colour ... Le chef des malfrats
Tonio Descanvelle ... Client Angela 2
Grigori Manoukov ... Le serveur roumain
Alain Zef ... Le sommelier
Jean-Marc Montalto ... Le réceptionniste (as Jean-Marco Montalto)
Jil Milan ... Client Angela 1
Todd Thaler ... Le père d'Angela (as Todd M. Thaler)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gael Triam ... Client Angela 3

Directed by
Luc Besson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luc Besson 

Produced by
Luc Besson .... producer
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Anja Garbarek 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast 
Film Editing by
Christine Lucas Navarro (co-editor)
Frédéric Thoraval 
Casting by
Swan Pham 
Production Design by
Jacques Bufnoir 
Costume Design by
Martine Rapin 
Makeup Department
Delphine Duguet .... makeup artist
Diane Duroc .... key hair stylist
Beya Gasmi .... hair stylist
Nicolas Le Scour .... hair stylist
Stephan Marais .... makeup artist: Rie Rasmussen
Mélanie Queyrel .... makeup artist
Françoise Quilichini .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Arnaud Chabance .... assistant unit manager
Rashid Debbouze .... assistant unit manager
Emilie Desbois .... assistant unit manager (as Emilie Lemoine)
Bruno Guilhem .... assistant unit manager
Erwan Hiernard .... assistant unit manager
Didier Hoarau .... production manager
Patrick Le Goc .... unit production manager
Vivien Loiseau .... assistant unit manager
Clara Vincienne .... post-production supervisor
Stéphanie Vérin .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Canal .... first assistant director
Guilhem Colombani .... trainee assistant director
Armel Gourvennec .... second assistant director
Marie Legendre .... trainee assistant director
Fannie Pailloux .... trainee assistant director
Nicolas Quéré .... trainee assistant director
Camille Robert .... trainee assistant director
Stéphanie Seilhean .... second assistant director
Alexandre Tisseyre .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Françoise Doré .... set dresser
Julien Durguel .... props buyer
Johann George .... first assistant art director
Camille Gruman .... art department accountant
Ludovic Guille .... assistant property master
Richard Guille .... property master
Per-Olof Renard .... first assistant art director
Patricia Ruelle .... scenic artist
Patricia Ruelle .... weathering painter
Cédric Maserati .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alexandre Andrillon .... assistant sound
Adrien Arnaud .... foley editor
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Thomas Bernard .... sound recordist
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Matthieu Dallaporta .... sound re-recording assistant
Jon Goc .... assistant sound editor (as Jonathan Goc)
Loïc Gourbe .... sound recordist
Sébastien Jeannot .... dialogue editor
Grégory Lacroix .... boom operator
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... foley artist
Didier Lozahic .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred Mays .... post-synchronisation
Jean Minondo .... sound
Philippe Seban .... assistant foley artist
Alexandre Widmer .... supervising sound editor
Alexandre Fleurant .... sound effects editor: night club scene (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Aurelia Abate .... effects producer
Pierre Buffin .... special effects supervisor
Jérome de Baecque .... effects producer
Georges Demétrau .... special effects
Rahel Makonnen .... special effects coordinator
Jérome Miel .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Nicolas Bernard .... digital artist: BUF
Anais Bertrand .... visual effects coordinator
Stephanie Broussaud .... Lustre assistant
Stephane Ceretti .... digital compositor: BUF
Nicolas Chevallier .... digital artist
Antoine Deschamps .... digital artist
Nicolas Galan .... software engineer: research and development
Mikael Genachte-Lebail .... digital artist: BUF
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... technical director: Duboicolor
Noel Hocquet .... digital artist: BUF
Abdel Ali Kassou .... imaging manager
David Lebrun .... digital artist
Anthony Lyant .... digital artist: BUF (as Anthony Liant)
Anh Tu Mai .... animation supervisor
Stephane Naze .... visual effects supervisor: BUF
Ekkarat Rodthong .... digital artist: BUF
Debaveye Thibault .... Flame artist
Virginie Arnaud .... stunts
Patrick Bernaud .... stunt driver
Sybille Blouin .... stunts
Thong Bui .... stunts
Mohamed Elachi .... stunts
Samy Gharbi .... stunt double
Michel Julienne .... stunt driver
Pascal Lavanchy .... stunt driver
Gabriel Mercier .... stunts
Loïc Molla .... stunts
David Moulin .... stunts
Maud Muller .... stunts (as Maud Muller-Vitu)
Sébastien Peres .... stunts
Cyril Raffaelli .... stunt coordinator
Frederick Renard .... stunts
Loïc Saintilan .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Paul Agostini .... first assistant camera
Loïc Andrieu .... assistant Steadicam operator
Stéphane Birzin .... grip
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Jean Chesneau .... grip
Antoni Dimundu .... grip
Jan Gagnaire .... grip
William Gally .... gaffer
Etienne George .... still photographer
Nicolas Lartigue .... second assistant camera
David le Mevel .... electrician
Maud Lemaistre .... additional first assistant camera
Laurent Martin .... grip
Jean-Pierre Mas .... key grip
Samir Moundy .... electrician
Philippe Mourier .... grip
Marc Mulero .... gaffer
Claire Pierrard .... second assistant camera
Cedric Poisson .... grip
Vincent Richard .... second assistant camera
Vince Rodriguez .... gaffer (as Vincent Rodriguez)
William Sally .... electrician
Olivier Sargatal .... gaffer
Richard Savoye .... underwater cinematographer
Daniel Smith .... still photographer
Philippe Vigier .... electrician
Casting Department
Samia Fadli .... extras casting
Franck Léger .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Élodie Desautels .... costumer
Annie Guégan .... assistant costumer
Marie-Line Harrang .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
Basile Belkhiri .... avid technician: Digital Factory
Élodie Ichter .... digital intermediate editor
Aurélie Laumont .... color timer
Yvan Lucas .... colorist: Duboicolor
Fabien Pascal .... colorist
Stéphanie Pedelacq .... assistant editor
Nora Sèches .... color timer
Sidonie Waserman .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Lohengrin Braconnier .... assistant music mixer
Jérôme Devoise .... score mixer
Gisèle Gérard-Tolini .... conductor
Gisèle Gérard-Tolini .... orchestrator
Jérôme Lateur .... music supervisor
Vincent Lebegue .... music legal coordinator
Elise Luguern .... music production supervisor
Alexandre Mahout .... music assistant
Samuel Potin .... music editor
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant music supervisor
Other crew
Isabelle Agid .... assistant: Luc Besson
Denise Anderson .... production staff
Dominique Baran .... production administrator
Laura Chéron .... production secretary
Mali Cilla .... script supervisor
Camille Courau .... production assistant
Romuald Drault .... accountant supervisor (as Romuald Brault)
Michel Dupuis .... production accountant
Marie-Christine Février .... production administrator
Marc Libert .... assistant: Luc Besson
Christophe Maratier .... supervising armorer
Harmel Sbraire .... coach
Harmel Sbraire .... coach: actors
Martin Séchet .... making-of director

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Shot over a period of nine weeks.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Andre is talking with Angel-a right after her rescue, his necklaces changes position in and out of his shirt.See more »
Angel-A:[in French] I'm an angel.
André:[in French] I love you.
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Movie Connections:
References Léon: The Professional (1994)See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Respire - Regarde - Voilà!, 22 September 2012
Author: barry_mooney from United Kingdom

Angel-A is an easy film to knock. Superficially, there isn't a great deal to endear it to any particular type of audience. For example, there's barely any action, no sex or nudity, there are no big Hollywood stars, it's not sufficiently intellectual to be an 'art-house movie' (despite being black & white!) and, although it has amusing moments, it's hardly a comedy. In addition, the film is only focused on the two main characters and, even then, it's only really about one of them. The remaining participants are (quite deliberately it appears) straightforward stereotypes who allow the simple story to progress. The quality of acting from Rie Rasmussen seems far from impressive but, to be fair, she's not speaking in her native language. Mind you, her awkward portrayal of the titular character seems to work well and she certainly stands out as a 'fish out of water'.

But despite the film's potential short-comings, there are three saving graces that transform Angel-A from a rather average 7 to a brilliant 9 in my eyes: the breathtaking cinematography (thank you Luc Besson), the magnificent casting (Jamel Debbouze is perfect as André) and the heart- warming gentle story (which stayed with me long after the film had finished). In fact, I would go so far as to say that Angel-A could leave you examining your own life and wondering when was the last time you stopped to 'respire and regard' the beautiful world around you and consider how the way you feel about yourself might well have a direct impact on how others treat you.

However, Angel-A is one of those films that you have to be in the right mood to watch. If you don't allow yourself to relax and be drawn into the fairytale, the story can easily fall flat. You also have to give it a chance to get started; the fast-paced dialogue at the beginning makes it hard to watch the pictures at the same time as reading the words (unless you're French of course!). But once Angela enters the frame, the story takes off on a stunningly gorgeous wander around Paris and the way that the tale gently unfolds in the second half of the film is wonderfully touching. There are many moments of outstanding beauty and even the superficially simplistic long-shots of Angela & André crossing the Seine have a mysterious magical quality about them. Actually, the whole film feels slightly unreal; this is partly down to the subject matter but also to the way it was filmed in an almost-empty Paris at odd times of the day.

So, in summary, I love Angel-A. It's one of those films you can watch again and again quite happily and find new insights from each viewing. There are so many scenes that quickly become favourite moments as you watch it multiple times. The contrast between the giant Nordic goddess and the shifty little North-African seems to work brilliantly and the backdrop of a beautiful black & white Paris with incredible lighting more than makes up for a few minor flaws. 9/10

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