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ANGEL-A (Luc Besson) July 5th

Old 05-24-06, 12:06 PM
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ANGEL-A (Luc Besson) July 5th

Set to be released on July 5th in France (the listing also indicates English subs, yet I am unsure this is correct since MAIS do not have them in their bulletin).



The film comes in two versions- limited coffret and a standard single DVD.

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Old 05-24-06, 07:49 PM
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Where did you see a listing that included subs? Amazon, fnac and DVDRama all say French subs only ...
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Todd:

I get the home-industry bulletin (France-Benelux) from another reviewer and this one has a * next to it which is meant to indicate English subtitles. The official press release however does not have them (which means very little as Gabrielle also did not have English subs yet the bulletin did and the DVD came out as English-friendly).

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Old 05-25-06, 06:23 AM
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i fuckin' love the artwork of the movie but is the movie any good?
Old 05-25-06, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by animatedude
i fuckin' love the artwork of the movie but is the movie any good?
Well.. if someone knows of a positive review, I'd luv to read it(?).
All I've seen are v-e-r-y negative.
Old 05-25-06, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Tek
Well.. if someone knows of a positive review, I'd luv to read it(?).
All I've seen are v-e-r-y negative.

I am not a fan of Besson's work, unlike his fellow countryman Bresson, due to the fact that with a few exceptions he has grown out to be one of the most predictable French directors, both in terms of style and execution (I truly like his Le Grand Blue). Certainly until I see this film I can not comment on it but the reviews have been mixed indeed. Here's a positive German review:
http://www.mysan.de/reviews-263.html

And here's a rather pretencious review where the author conveniently avoids any specific judgement of the film's merits:
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117...1&cs=1&s=h&p=0

One thing is certain: Jamel Debbouze is a likeable character and if you happen to enjoy his previous work you should be able to swallow this film as well (or so most German critics seem to believe).

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Old 05-25-06, 10:10 AM
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does anyone have a link to the trailer of this film?
Old 05-25-06, 10:15 AM
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http://www.angela-lefilm.com/

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Thanx for all the info, Pro-B.
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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
http://www.angela-lefilm.com/

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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist
I am not a fan of Besson's work, unlike his fellow countryman Bresson, due to the fact that with a few exceptions he has grown out to be one of the most predictable French directors, both in terms of style and execution (I truly like his Le Grand Blue).
"Le Grand Bleu" is a generation movie for those who were teenagers or young adults in the mid 80's in France,
it's like "Brice de Nice" actually. I prefer "Subway", "Nikita" or "Leon".

Here's a positive German review:
«Und er ist wesentlich tiefgründiger und erwachsener geworden»
So Besson was superficial and childish before.
«Später werden wir dann sehen, ob Besson der europäische Spielberg wird...»
The future european Spielberg, nothing more than that.

And here's a rather pretencious review where the author conveniently avoids any specific judgement of the film's merits:
«Rasmussen, a striking Dane whose fetching accent puts her in the Gallic tradition of foreign leading ladies
such as Jean Seberg and Anna Karina,...»
Makes me laugh a lot.
Sorry to be so negative.
One thing is certain: Jamel Debbouze is a likeable character and if you happen to enjoy his previous work you should be able to swallow this film as well (or so most German critics seem to believe).
Keep an eye on "Indigènes" with Jamel (he produced 50% of the film) which seems to be more serious to me.

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This is what I had posted in the movie forum:

I saw an interview with Jamel Debbouze last night on TV5 (french tv). People will remember him from "Astérix et Cléopâtre" where he stole the show. This film just came out in France (the whole thing was a big secret, nobody knew what this film was about) and critics seem to say it's ok but not great, like a 6 or 7/10. It's actually more reminiscent of "Wings of Desire" than "Girl on the Bridge". It borrows it's style and esthetics from the Wenders film and uses the same "character lost in a symbolic city (Paris)" as it's main plot point. Critics say that the strength of the film comes from the Debbouze/Rasmussen relationship and that both actors are excellent. They criticize Besson however for "sitting between two chairs" and alternating between the old Besson of "Dernier Combat" and the new Besson of "The Messenger". To quote:

"The film alternates in style between that of the perfect student of cinema who knows his illustrated Godard and Wenders by heart, and the run-of-the-mill Hollywood romantic comedy with all it's pathos and melodramatic excesses."

The later mostly referring to the last 20-30 min. of the film. But as I stated, they gave big thumbs up to Debbouze and Rasmussen.
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Originally Posted by Tutut

Keep an eye on "Indigènes" with Jamel (he produced 50% of the film) which seems to be more serious to me.
On the radar....

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Old 05-29-06, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
This is what I had posted in the movie forum:

I saw an interview with Jamel Debbouze last night on TV5 (french tv). People will remember him from "Astérix et Cléopâtre" where he stole the show.
I knew he looked like the same guy, but for some reason I couldn't match up the names. Either way, I've been looking forward to checking this out since I saw the trailer on twitch a few months back.
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Originally Posted by Tuan Jim
I knew he looked like the same guy, but for some reason I couldn't match up the names. Either way, I've been looking forward to checking this out since I saw the trailer on twitch a few months back.
So, do you remember he was the grocery clerk in Amélie ?

For Jamel fans and/or french speakers an old video titled "Bricol' Girls", directed by Alain Chabat, we could
translate by "Do-It-Yourself Girls".
Jamel is an english to french translator for the safety tips given by a US playmate named Suzanne Stokes.

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Originally Posted by Tutut
Keep an eye on "Indigènes" with Jamel (he produced 50% of the film) which seems to be more serious to me.
Looks like a french "Band of Brothers"...
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Originally Posted by onabudget
Looks like a french "Band of Brothers"...
My reference of the genre would be more something like Samuel Fuller's "The big Red one".
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I love Besson. If this really has English subs I'll finally have something to play on my region free PS2.
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...no English subs...in the review:



..too bad for English speakers as it looks like the complete package.

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Nnnoooooooo!!!
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Finally got round to buying this yesterday... the "limited" set is very nice, with excellent PQ & sound (as you would expect), although TBH I think it's a little light on extras. The soundtrack CD that's included is pretty good, and well worth more than a few listens, plus the book of photos etc is a nice mini-hardback (roughly postcard sized). Got on fine with the film (despite the number of negative local reviews), and will try to take another look at it before the end of the week. All in, I'm fairly pleased with it for the 25€ I spent on it.

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Any news on USA / R1 release?

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I am not aware of any....

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IMDB shows a release date of September 29th, 2006. I'm assuming this is theatrical. However, IMDB isn't always the best when it comes to release dates.

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