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Gabriel (2007)

GABRIEL tells the story of an archangel who fights to bring light back to purgatory - a place where darkness rules - and save the souls of the city's inhabitants.

Director:

Shane Abbess

Writers:

Matt Hylton Todd (story), Shane Abbess (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Whitfield ... Gabriel
Dwaine Stevenson Dwaine Stevenson ... Sammael
Samantha Noble ... Jade
Michael Piccirilli ... Asmodeus
Jack Campbell ... Raphael
Erika Heynatz ... Lilith
Harry Pavlidis ... Uriel
Kevin Copeland ... Ahriman
Matt Hylton Todd Matt Hylton Todd ... Ithuriel
Brendan Clearkin ... Balan
Goran D. Kleut ... Moloch
Valentino del Toro ... Baliel
Amy Mathews ... Maggie
Paul Winchester ... Marcus
Richard Huggett ... Max
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Storyline

GABRIEL tells the story of an archangel who fights to bring light back to purgatory - a place where darkness rules - and save the souls of the city's inhabitants.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Between heaven and hell lies the fate of mankind See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2007 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Arcángeles: La guerra entre el bien y el mal See more »

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Budget:

AUD 200,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film was mostly funded out of the filmmakers' own pockets. Director Shane Abbess worked as a building laborer, a removalist, at a call center and as a dockyard truck driver simply to raise money for his film. Five weeks into shooting when it looked like the money was about to run out, he was prepared to return to his job as a removalist when his old boss gave him sufficient funds to complete the film. See more »

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Quotes

Sammael: This is a war. Sacrifice is what victory is measured upon.
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Referenced in Gabriel: Behind the Madness (2008) See more »

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Can't put my finger on it
27 June 2008 | by jaydedragonwingsSee all my reviews

It's hard to make up my mind about this film. I didn't particularly like the writing or most of the acting, but I really like the look of the film (reminiscent of Sin City in a lot of ways) and some of the camera work was great. It's not a film I really enjoyed to watch, though. I can't put my finger on it, something just didn't make me want to keep watching, so I spent half the film thinking "Should I turn it off now? Now?" And when it hit the love scene I just felt sick. "They *didn't* do that, did they? Oh God, they did." However in spite of myself, I watched to the end. There were some good performances, some really bad ones, and more than a few mediocre. I really think Noble belongs in Home and Away. She had a real "Tammin" vibe and (at the risk of sounding really harsh), it just irritated me every time I saw her. I feel like if this film had gotten better funding and some better actors, it would have been amazing. As it stands, I think the art department and overall look of the film saved it from being plain bad. I'm sorry because I can tell what the film *could* have been, but it missed the mark. Maybe I can hope the sequel is better?


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