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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:
Frédéric van den Driessche ... François
Maroussia Dubreuil Maroussia Dubreuil ... Charlotte
Lise Bellynck Lise Bellynck ... Julie
Marie Allan ... Stéphanie
Sophie Bonnet Sophie Bonnet ... La femme de François
Raphaële Godin Raphaële Godin ... Apparition 1 / Rebecca
Margaret Zenou Margaret Zenou ... Apparition 2
Jeanne Cellard Jeanne Cellard ... La grand-mère
Virginie Legeay Virginie Legeay ... Virginie
Estelle Galarme Estelle Galarme ... Olivia
Marine Danaux Marine Danaux ... Agnès
Apolline Louis Apolline Louis ... Céline
François Négret François Négret ... L'ami de Stéphane
Christophe Maillard Christophe Maillard ... Le producteur
Françoise Bonnet Françoise Bonnet ... La voisine escalier
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Storyline

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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 September 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Exterminating Angels See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,485, 11 March 2007

Gross USA:

$23,308

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$154,210
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1.66 : 1
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Apparition 1: Observe this young woman. Listen to her. She'll inspire you. She'll make you famous...
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References Souls at Sea (1937) See more »

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Sexy Ladies
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Pointless and Pretentious Eroticism and Voyeurism
24 March 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The French filmmaker François (Frédéric van den Driessche) decides to make a movie about female pleasure and break of taboos in sex. He interviews many young women about their secret fantasies and proposes auditions, with each woman naked and masturbating in front of a camera until they reach orgasm. He finally casts Julie (Lise Bellynck), the unstable Charlotte (Maroussia Dubreuil) and the compulsive liar Stéphanie (Marie Allan) to the lead roles and creates a sexual tension among them in a threesome. The relationship with the three actresses affects his marriage, while two fallen angels and the spirit of his protective grandmother follow him.

"Les Anges Exterminateurs" is a pointless and pretentious soft-porn with lots of eroticism and voyeurism. The movie is pure exploitation, with the exposition of the gorgeous unknown naked actresses, and disguised of "art-movie" with the beautiful cinematography and the omnipresence of two fallen angels which existence is never explained and the ghost of the director's grandmother. It is funny to see intellectual explanations to such a silly and messy story of female orgasm. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Anjos Exterminadores" ("Exterminating Angels")


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