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Elizabeth Taylor (novel)
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Release Date:
14 March 2007 (Belgium) See more »
A dreary city tenement provides backdrop to this tale of exclusion and the magic it takes to become accepted.
The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Good, but don't get excited See more (31 total) »


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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)

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
Rebecca Flores .... 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
Adam Lincoln .... clapper loader: dailies
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 Arquié .... music supervisor (as Jean-Pierre Arquie)
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
Emmanuelle Balestrieri .... financial controller
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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The story is inspired by the life of Marie Corelli.See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good, but don't get excited, 26 December 2011
Author: Evangelia Synodinou from Greece

I've added Angel in my watch list about a month ago, after studying -quite a few- of Romola Garai's and Michael Fassbender's performances. Some of the films i've watched with Garai were: Inside I'm Dancing (2004), Mary Bryant (2005), Atonement (2007) and The Other Man (2008). She was brilliant in all of them. So she was in this film.

This is a fiction story based on a novel/screenplay by Elizabeth Taylor. It's kind of a biography of a young writer (Angel) with a not wealthy background that manages to finally publish her rich -in imagination- novels. What do you think, passionate love wouldn't knock on her door when she starts being famous? This is where Fassbender's role (Esme) comes in. Another artist, an underestimated painter who doesn't feel confident enough about his work and who also keeps some skeletons in his closet that will -later in the film- (much later) finally be revealed. Fassbender is a great performer but he doesn't get to shine here. Sam Neil plays the part of the overwhelmed publisher and Lucy Russell does a great supporting work as Esme's sister.

As i'm still new in screen writing and film structure, i found myself a bit worried about the way this movie was unfolded. Everything seemed so magical and dreamy and the drama was almost out of the plot for much longer than i expected. It had to make a turn! And it did and it was sudden, maybe a bit frustrating at some point, but you'll have your turning point eventually.

Since i've realized that there where practically two acts in this film i recalled the atmosphere, the costumes, the music and the colors that went along with the change. In the beginning everything was so bright and cheerful, then all turned pale and gloomy to show the depression, which you can clearly notice even in the clothes of the protagonist. There where only a few outdoor special effects that looked really out of date and weird for a 2007 production. I laughed and quickly forgot about them.

In a nutshell, it was a decent film -with a small cast- describing the intense, disturbed and not very long life of a young female writer in the early 20s, but nothing more to get excited about.

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