The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century.

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Angel Deverell
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Théo
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Nora Howe-Nevinson
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Hermione
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Mother Deverell
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Lord Norley
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Marvell
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Clive Fennelly
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Angelica
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Edwina
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Norley Doctor
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Miss Dawson
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Angel Deverell comes of age in Edwardian Cheshire knowing she will be a great writer. Rising above her class (her widowed mother has a grocery shop), Angel finds a publisher and a wide audience for her frothy romances. With royalties, she buys an estate, then she's smitten by Esme, a rake from local aristocracy and an artist of dark temperament. She hires Esme's sister Nora, who dotes on her, as a personal assistant, and pursues Esme. Angel is grandly self-centered, coloring her world as if it were one of her novels. When the Great War breaks out and reality begins to trump her will, can Angel hold on to her man and her public? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A dreary city tenement provides backdrop to this tale of exclusion and the magic it takes to become accepted.

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14 March 2007 (Belgium)  »

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Angel - Ein Leben wie im Traum  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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The outdoor scenes were shot in bitterly cold weather. The camera would freeze after two minutes of shooting, and had to be taken inside and warmed up with hot towels before taken outside again. The actors did not mind this as they too could warm up between takes. See more »

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Angel Deverell: [from trailer] Everyone told me my dreams were lies. All I wanted was to make it true.
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This is a satire right?
6 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I had approached this movie as a satire, perhaps it would have been more bearable. Or maybe not. It somewhat feels like a play on 40's-50's movie comedy, but set in the early 1900's. The script (and the acting for that matter) is so flawed, there is no need to even bother going over its flaws. Fassbender clearly lives in the 21st century and Romola is straight out of an overacted tragicomedy play from the 1800's, except she is behaving like a bratty teenager we see on Sweet 16. I hope she was doing it on purpose, otherwise there are no excuses for her annoyance. There is a fine line between funny and annoying. I had to force myself to finish watching this movie just because I am such a huge Fassbender fan. Him, along with Charlotte and Sam, what a waste of talent.


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