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Angel-A (2005)

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A beautiful woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together.

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Luc Besson

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Luc Besson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamel Debbouze ... André Moussah
Rie Rasmussen ... Angel-A
Gilbert Melki ... Franck
Serge Riaboukine Serge Riaboukine ... Pedro
Akim Chir Akim Chir ... Le chef des malfrats
Eric Balliet Eric Balliet ... Garde du corps Franck
Loïc Pora Loïc Pora ... Le malfrat #2
Venus Boone Venus Boone ... La mère d'Angela
Jérôme Guesdon Jérôme Guesdon ... Le malfrat #3
Michel Bellot Michel Bellot ... Le planton US
Michel Chesneau ... Le flic commissariat
Olivier Claverie Olivier Claverie ... Le sécrétaire US
Solange Milhaud Solange Milhaud ... La femme de Saint-Lazare
Laurent Jumeaucourt Laurent Jumeaucourt ... Le dragueur
Franck-Olivier Bonnet Franck-Olivier Bonnet ... Le dernier client
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Storyline

André, a small-time ex-convict, seems to owe money to everyone in Paris, including a crime boss who promises to kill him if he doesn't repay him by midnight. After failing to find protection from the American embassy and the French police, a despairing André scrambles onto a bridge over the Seine, intending to leap to his death. He is surprised to see a tall, beautiful girl clinging to a rail on the same bridge, apparently preparing to end her life as well. She jumps, and he jumps too, suddenly resolving to save her life. After scrambling ashore, she tells him her name is Angel-A. Together, they take a cruise on the Seine, repay André's creditors, visit a Parisian nightspot, and more, as Angel-A helps André. He learns that for this purpose she has fallen out of the sky and into his life. André finds himself falling in love with this mysterious beauty. Written by Charles Delacroix

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ангел-А See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,436,391 (France), 23 December 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,234, 27 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$202,200, 30 September 2007
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Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In real life, Jamel Debbouze lost the use of his right arm in an accident in 1990. This is why his character in the film keeps his hand in his pocket throughout. See more »

Goofs

When Andre has a meeting with Frank in his office, the teaspoon on table changes position without Andre touching it. See more »

Quotes

Angel-A: [in French] I'm an angel.
André: [in French] I love you.
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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"Crossroads
Performed by Eat
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Filming early the morning
25 June 2006 | by DCLXVlSee all my reviews

I'm not a fan of the french cinema, but I liked the movie. I liked all the strange ideas of Luc Besson - there are no car-chases, no explosions, just a romantic drama.

The scenario, the cast, the play of the actors (the role of the nervous Andre is hard to be played, but Jamel Debbouze is a great choice, just like Rie Rasmussen with her infinite legs)...

It was too interesting for me that the film was shot early the morning, when the streets are empty and Angel-A and Andre are all alone in the beautiful black-and-white Paris (and world). If you don't like the movie, you can just relax and take an almost real voyage in Paris.


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