Angel-A

... attractive black-and-white Scope compositions, strong Paris locations, and effective handling of the actors makes this captivating throughout...
-Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
Stunningly poetic cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.
-Claudia Puig, USA Today
This movie will make you feel better about life in general, and, in particular, about Paris, which has never looked more magnificent than in Thierry Arbogast's cinematography.
-Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Synopsis

A man meets a woman in Paris. Down-on-his-luck petty criminal Andre (Jamel Debbouze) has reached the end of his rope. Irreversibly in debt to a local gangster, with no one to turn to, his only solution is to plunge himself into the Seine. Just as he is perched to do so, a fellow bridge-jumper beats him to the water. Diving in, he saves Angela (Rie Rasmussen), a beautiful, statuesque and mysterious woman. As they pull themselves out the water, the two form a bond and venture into the streets of Paris determined to get Andre out of the hole he has found himself in. As Andre will find out, not all debts are financial, and sometimes the solutions to life¹s problems are found in the unlikeliest of places. Is Angela simply repaying Andre for his kindness, or are there other forces at work beyond his comprehension?

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, June 08, 2007
Original Languages: French/Spanish
Genre: World Cinema
Running Time: 91 min.
Year: 2005

CREDITS

CAST
Gilbert Melki
Jamel Debbouze
Rie Rasmussen
Serge Riaboukine
DIRECTED BY
Luc Besson