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Mon ange (2004)

TV-14 | | Drama | 19 January 2005 (France)
A prostitute takes in a young orphaned boy.

Director:

Serge Frydman

Writer:

Serge Frydman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Paradis ... Colette
Vincent Rottiers ... Billy
Eduardo Noriega ... Romain
Eric Ruf Eric Ruf ... Kovarski
Claude Perron ... Peggy
Thomas Fersen Thomas Fersen ... Client café
Anne-Marie Loop Anne-Marie Loop ... Guichetière
Jean-Benoît Ugeux ... Client oreillons
David Pion David Pion ... Type voiture
Colette Emmanuelle Colette Emmanuelle ... Femme réception orphelinat
Jo Deseure Jo Deseure ... Femme Berg
Luc-Antoine Diquéro Luc-Antoine Diquéro ... Conducteur
Stéphane Bissot ... Boule
Nathalie Laroche Nathalie Laroche ... Yoyo
Julie Basecqz ... Lena
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Storyline

Colette, lovely and vulnerable prostitute, accepts to take care of her unknown colleague's boy. She, herself, needs a child to make her loved ex return to her. So she's having two problems to solve at one time - to find a suitable "father" of her kid and to get off hand of Billy. Meanwhile, the relationship between Colette and Billy is developing, you just don't know in which way. Then, when she cannot get rid of Billy and realizes her ex has another women, the things between "Billy et Colette" are now quite transparent. Written by Martin Fritsch

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Drama

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 January 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Angyalom See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$901,473 (France), 25 January 2005, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Charming French Fable in Amsterdam
6 February 2006 | by WriterDaveSee all my reviews

Serge Frydman (who previously delivered us the similarly themed fairy-tale "Girl on the Bridge") directs this charming French entry about a call girl in Amsterdam who reluctantly finds herself taking care of an orphaned teen-age boy after trying to do a favor for a fellow prostitute in trouble. Much of the plotting is pretty far-fetched, but Frydman dresses it all in poetic dialogue about dreams and love and visually with the natural beauty of the Dutch countryside that you begin to accept it all at face value as a simple fable.

Aside from the scenery, the real treasure here is Vanessa Paradis in the lead role. She's a stunning natural beauty with high cheek-bones and eyes as deep as the ocean who exhumes an amazing magnetism on film, much in the same way as Naomi Watts or Nicole Kidman. Much of the time the camera is lingering on her face and body language, and she speaks volumes about the aching sorrow of being alone in the world without ever having to say a word. The film is also memorable for a scene in a hotel room where two people find solace and intimacy in physical contact without ever kissing or taking off their clothes. It's a sensual and emotionally resonating moment that is beautifully handled by the actors and director. Melancholy and enchanting, this a must-see fairy-tale for a discerning adult audience.


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