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Writers:
Elizabeth Taylor (novel)
François Ozon (written by)
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Release Date:
14 March 2007 (Belgium) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A dreary city tenement provides backdrop to this tale of exclusion and the magic it takes to become accepted.
Plot:
The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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Romola Lets 'Er Rip, Bodice and All See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Romola Garai ... Angel Deverell

Sam Neill ... Théo

Lucy Russell ... Nora Howe-Nevinson

Michael Fassbender ... Esmé

Charlotte Rampling ... Hermione
Jacqueline Tong ... Mother Deverell
Janine Duvitski ... Aunt Lottie
Christopher Benjamin ... Lord Norley
Tom Georgeson ... Marvell

Simon Woods ... Clive Fennelly

Jemma Powell ... Angelica
Alison Pargeter ... Edwina
Seymour Matthews ... Norley Doctor

Una Stubbs ... Miss Dawson
Jo Perrin ... Publisher's secretary

Ruth England ... Neighbour

Rosanna Lavelle ... Lady Irania
Geoffrey Streatfield ... Sebastian

Roger Morlidge ... Journalist

Teresa Churcher ... Governess
John Rowe ... Paradise Doctor

Edward MacLiam ... Angelica's Husband
Oscar Redif ... Esme's Son
Alice Hubball ... Esme's Friend
Simon Shrimpton Smith ... Bearded man at awards (as Simon Smith Shrimpton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Bennett ... Labourer (uncredited)
Roland Javornik ... Party Guest (uncredited)

CinSyla Key ... Young aristocrat (uncredited)
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Directed by
François Ozon 
 
Writing credits
Elizabeth Taylor (novel)

François Ozon (written by)

François Ozon (dialogue) &
Martin Crimp (dialogue)

Produced by
Olivier Delbosc .... producer
Christopher Granier-Deferre .... co-producer
Genevieve Lemal .... co-producer
Alexandre Lippens .... co-producer
Marc Missonnier .... producer
Tanya Seghatchian .... executive producer
Bernadette Thomas .... associate producer: Poisson Rouge Pictures
 
Original Music by
Philippe Rombi 
 
Cinematography by
Denis Lenoir 
 
Film Editing by
Muriel Breton 
 
Casting by
Karen Lindsay-Stewart 
 
Production Design by
Katia Wyszkop 
 
Art Direction by
Alexandra Lassen 
 
Set Decoration by
Gérard Marcireau 
 
Costume Design by
Pascaline Chavanne 
 
Makeup Department
Virginie Berland .... assistant makeup artist
Marese Langan .... hair designer
Marese Langan .... makeup designer
Gill Robillard .... key makeup artist
Michelle Van Brussel .... assistant makeup artist
Jill Wertz .... makeup artist: second unit
 
Production Management
Susana Antunes .... post-production supervisor
Aurore Benoit .... assistant unit manager (as Aurore Benoît)
Nadine Borreman .... production manager
Didier Jacquemotte .... unit manager
Jeremy Johns .... unit production manager: UK development
Tori Parry .... production manager
Pierre Wallon .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Booth .... second assistant director: UK prep
Dominique Delany .... first assistant director
Benoît Giorgini .... third assistant director
Matthew Grant .... trainee assistant director: UK
Olivia Lloyd .... second assistant director
Caroline Tambour .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Benoît Bechet .... assistant art director
Tatiana Bouchain .... art department coordinator
Renaud Charlier .... scenic technician
Manuel Demoulling .... chargehand stand-by props
Manuel Demoulling .... property master
Thierry Doerflinger .... plasterer
Peter Hallam .... property master
Alexandra Lassen .... assistant art director
Pascal Leguellec .... assistant art director
Etienne Mercier .... props
Alberto Sebastiani .... scenic painter
Smygol .... head carpenter
Oli van der Vijver .... stand-by prop
Roger Tarry .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Philippe Amouroux .... foley recording mixer
Christian Bass .... adr editor
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Nicolas Bouvet .... assistant sound editor
Rym Debbarh-Mounir .... assistant sound editor
Olivier Ferrari .... assistant sound editor
Christopher Fosh .... adr artist
Benoît Hillebrant .... sound editor
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Pascal Jasmes .... boom operator
Forbes KB .... adr artist
Pierre Mertens .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Martin 'Marty' McLaughlin .... snow effects floor supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Vadim Androussoff .... digital compositor
Hugo Arcier .... visual effects
Axel Bonami .... digital compositor
Guillaume Carniato .... digital compositor
Alain Carsoux .... visual effects director
Solena Collignon .... digital compositor
Jean-Nicolas Costa .... digital restoration
Claire Cuinier .... digital compositor
Bertrand de Saint Seine .... visual effects assistant editor
Séverine De Wever .... visual effects coordinator
François Dupuy .... digital intermediate technical director
Marion Frelat .... visual effects coordinator
Thibaut Granier .... digital compositor
Emmanuel Le Courbe .... digital compositor
Guillaume Le Gouez .... digital compositor
Elodie Ly Tri .... retouch and restoration
Benoit Philippon .... visual effects
Joel Pinto .... digital compositor
Charlotte Quemy .... retouch and restoration
Sebastien Rame .... digital compositor
Olivier Ryard .... digital compositor
Mikael Tanguy .... digital compositor
Christian Tomikowski .... digital compositor
Georges Tornero .... visual effects coordinator
Daniel Trujillo .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Cazzitti .... electrician
Philippe Cointepas .... clapper loader: UK
Tanguy Delhez .... additional electrician
Olivier Dirksen .... additional electrician
Dimitri Doulkeridis .... key rigging
Warwick Drucker .... additional grip
Peter Franken .... additional electrician
Valentina Iorio .... grip
Témoudjine Janssens .... grip
Jean-Claude Moireau .... still photographer
Jean-François Roqueplo .... key grip
Jan Rubens .... Steadicam operator
Roel Tanghe .... additional electrician
Stéphane Thiry .... grip
Sébastien Tran .... second assistant camera
Dirk Van Rampelbergh .... pre-lighting gaffer
 
Casting Department
Michaël de Nijs .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Boisgontier .... assistant costume designer
Lee Croucher .... costume stand-by
Charlotte Finlay .... assistant costume designer
Natasha Francotte .... wardrobe
Andrew Hunt .... costume assistant
Lise Lejeune .... wardrobe
Lorenzo Mancianti .... key props costume
 
Editorial Department
Agnès Gaudet .... assistant editor
Aurélie Laumont .... color timer
Natacha Louis .... digital color grader
Fabien Pascal .... colorist
 
Music Department
Jean-Pierre Arquie .... music supervisor
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Benjamin Caillaud .... music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Stéphane Reichart .... music mixer
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Philippe Rombi .... conductor
Philippe Rombi .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Alain Cools .... star driver
Nicolas De Zuttere .... driver: cast
Muriel Kuypers .... star driver
Noureddine Zerrad .... head production driver
 
Other crew
Carrie-Ann Banner .... assistant production coordinator
Martine Branckaert .... assistant location manager
Nancy Brasseur .... production accountant
Jo Cameron Brown .... voice coach
Bruno Cassoni .... additional assistant director
James Chesterton .... key floor runner
Laurence De Windt .... production assistant
Francesca Dowd .... production coordinator: UK
Sam Ennis .... catering chef
Sophie Fortat .... production accountant
Lucy Foulds .... unit manager: london
Nicholas Frank .... legal affairs assistant
Anne Gerles .... production assistant
Anne Gerles .... production coordinator
Agathe Grau .... script supervisor
Amélia Guyader .... marketing manager
Sian Habell-Aili .... assistant production coordinator: London
Michael Harm .... location manager
Naomi Harvey .... daily runner
Natasha Hook .... unit nurse
Jérôme Jouneaux .... unit publicist
Claude Ludovicy .... facilities manager
Erwan Morelle .... set production assistant: Belgium
Adrien Moscovici .... production assistant
Daisy Sadler .... production assistant
Iris Schoolmeesters .... location manager trainee
Pascal Vallart .... production accountant
Peter Van den Borre .... location manager
 

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113 min | Germany:119 min
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15 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Romola Lets 'Er Rip, Bodice and All, 14 January 2010
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

Hungary's gift to world cinema via Hong Kong (her birthplace), the amazing Romola Garai, here really pulls off the impossible, aided by the deft and sure-footed Francois Ozon as director. Here she gives a performance so impressive that she actually saves a bodice-ripper of a romantic novel by Elizabeth Taylor but becoming a travesty, and turns it instead into a classic. This is one of those daring film projects which one would have thought had no chance of success at all. It is done with tongue just enough in cheek not to take itself too seriously, but because of the intensity of Garai's central performance as the over-the-top character Angel Deverell, and the earnestness of her great big eyes as she does it, the impossible happens, and the film works! Really, the result is astonishing! The sombre, toned-down performance of good old Sam Neill also helps, because he is so under-the-top that he quite compensates for Angel Deverell's wild and extravagant excesses as a character. A bemused Charlotte Rampling oozes suitable resentment as Neill's wife, and her narrowed eyes are used to as good effect as ever as she studies Deverell in the way that one would watch a snake glide across the terrace. (Or is it Rampling who is the snake gliding across the terrace? One is never sure with her, especially when she is peering from under those lids and being dangerously subdued, as if coiling to strike.) Francois Ozon is best known for SWIMMING POOL (2003), in which Rampling did one of her many excellings (she has been winning the gold star for a long time now). Ozon seems to have paranormal relations with outstanding examples of the feminine psyche, and without the combination here of Garai and Ozon, this film would have been one of the greatest flops of our time. Garai must have had to have this most caressing of directors looking approvingly at her every time she did one of her wild scenes, so that she could be sure from the feedback that she had not disgraced herself by over-acting. I just don't know how they pulled it off. The way Garai opens her eyes with that innocent stare, wider, wider, Ozon could be considered a kind of dentist: 'Open wide! Now wider! No, wider! Wider!' And it works. The film is consciously a parody of the traditional English romantic novel (you know those dreamy things which women read furtively, in the way that men look at porn magazines, both concealing these vices from each other, since all women secretly believe in true love just as all men think mostly with their organs, and each is ashamed to admit the truth to the other sex). In England these novels are called 'Mills & Boon novels', after the publisher which published so many of them; no man I know of has ever read one. Well, this story is set in Victorian England and is about a precocious 18 year-old girl (Garai, who although 25 at the time looks genuinely 18) who lives above a grocery store and refuses to accept reality in its present form, so to counteract her grim life she writes an early 'Mills & Boon' type novel. It is accepted for publication by Sam Neill and she goes on cranking out these corny books in endless profusion and becomes immensely popular and very rich. She buys the country house she admired from afar when younger, which is (you here have to remember that the cheek is suddenly full of lots of tongue) 'Paradise'. Here the director was very clever and used a real house called Tyntesfield near Bristol in the west of England, and the result is simply breathtaking. The art direction of this film is absolutely spectacular. How much fun they all had doing this! The character played by Garai is an insufferably egotistical self-delusionist on the grand scale, and normally one encounters this kind of role only with much older actresses, as for instance Gloria Swanson in SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950), as a classic example of the type. It is quite a switch to see a young girl play a character who is even more delusional, insane, and self-obsessed than Tony Blair, and every bit as ruthless. Such parts just don't come along for young actresses, whose opportunities to be demented are generally restricted to the more conventional sex sirens, nymphets, or other characters relying entirely on their sexuality. Here sex doesn't come into it, it is all romantic mania carried to the highest possible levels of intensity and, frankly, insanity. This actually makes a refreshing change, since women do have other qualities than desirability, though those of us who find all women intoxicating often have to slap ourselves to stop being so distracted by all those alluring qualities they have and remember that even more interesting than their irresistability is their MYSTERY. Women are a parallel universe, without whom there would be no Universe at all. We men who admire them can only stare in wonder, uncomprehending, at the miracle of femininity. We have such a good example of it here, so provocatively put before us in the context of a frothy romantic confection which gently makes fun of itself as it goes along, that the film might be called more of a witty homage than anything serious. And with that Gallic lightness of touch which the French so often bring to things like this, even when made in English as ANGEL is, the result is a film which could not be more of a delight. Sour-natured people, or those with no sense of humour, should look away now, to avoid being affronted by scenes of dangerous levity.

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