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The Exterminating Angels (2006)

Les anges exterminateurs (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 13 September 2006 (France)
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A filmmaker holds a series of boundary-pushing auditions for his project about female pleasure.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maroussia Dubreuil ...
Lise Bellynck ...
Sophie Bonnet ...
Raphaële Godin ...
Margaret Zenou ...
Apparition 2
Jeanne Cellard ...
La grand-mère
Virginie Legeay ...
Estelle Galarme ...
Marine Danaux ...
Apolline Louis ...
François Négret ...
L'ami de Stéphane
Christophe Maillard ...
Le producteur
Françoise Bonnet ...
La voisine escalier


François is a film-maker, usually impassive and without affect. He's making a film about women's pleasure as they transgress taboos. He doesn't know that two fallen angels who've been sent to upend him are manipulating his interest. He interviews young women, video tapes screen tests, and selects several for the film. The erotic scenes with them generate off-screen dynamics that may overwhelm the project. His wife is at first ignorant of his venture, then she's put off, and then becomes his assistant. The fallen angels are always close at hand: is François's ruin inevitable? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Fantasy


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Release Date:

13 September 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Exterminating Angels  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,485, 11 March 2007

Gross USA:

$22,490, 1 April 2007
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1.66 : 1
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Apparition 1: You're 20. You're beautiful. You're young.The world's at your feet. You use your charms. But it doesn't last. You become less beautiful. Your hold on people starts to weaken. There's always someone who makes you pay the price.
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Postsefalu is correct
8 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I feel that I should watch the film again (which I will not, because I don't want to, because it was very disturbing, and although it was, I admit, exciting, physically, and I am definitely a woman who loves men, I don't want to see it again because it made me sad, disconsolate) before I give my point of view, which, by the way, I have never done before in this venue, but-- Postsefalu is correct: "the camera-eye is registering: passion,loneliness, madness and ... love." I saw this movie yesterday and what registered most with me today is the fact that the women were in love with the man who directed them. As was his wife. He should have taken the love he was offered. He lost everything because he was trying to turn it into something else--art? But I know nothing about art.

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