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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 (van den Driessche) 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 ...
Jeanne Cellard ...
Virginie Legeay ...
Estelle Galarme ...
Marine Danaux ...
Apolline Louis ...
François Négret ...
Christophe Maillard ...
Françoise Bonnet ...


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:

$6,485 (USA) (9 March 2007)


$22,490 (USA) (30 March 2007)

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1.66 : 1
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Never Let Your Lust Control You
14 December 2011 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

This movie is about a director who wants to make a film, with a plot which has never been done before. He tries to experiment with various unusual ways to push the boundaries of "what should be" or "what should'nt be". In spite of the warnings by his loved ones he gives himself up to his curiosity. He lets his lust control his actions. The lust forces him to venture forbidden territory (or taboo, as one might call it). His lust eventually, drives him to a place filled with deceit, pain and despair.

Overall I feel the movie is only worth watching for an audience who can cope with the darkness and the ill-feeling which the movie makes you feel. That is why I did not like the movie because I felt the story was not so brilliant and too strange to be very honest.

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