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Angel-A (2005)

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

Director:

Luc Besson

Writer:

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 ... 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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Plot Keywords:

seine | money | olive oil | blonde | liar | See All (58) »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Luc Besson conceived the film as an antidote to the larger scale and pre-production heavy The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc and Arthur and the Invisibles (2006). 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

André: My whole life I've been in the shit. No one ever helped me out. Ever.
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Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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"Crossroads
Performed by Eat
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A touching and funny in parts film about learning to love yourself
1 August 2006 | by fizzylizzy44See all my reviews

This film made me shed a tear or two (but then I am an emotional soul!). The comedic aspects, such as the total physical difference between the leads and the strength of the Angela were well placed. The reason for Angela coming into the life of Andre and her true identity could have been very tactlessly handled and cheesy in a Disney kind of way, but Besson made it seem as natural as catching a bus. Subtitles normally irritate me, but I didn't seem to notice them in this film. Paris in black and white is also very evocative and the filming was great in my opinion. I would recommend this film to anyone who fancies a fairly short film that makes you think about whether you appreciate your inner beauty and qualities.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,727, 27 May 2007

Gross USA:

$202,647

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,995,168
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS-ES

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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