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Saturday, 3 October 2015

Angel-A (2005)

A French language comedy/drama from Luc Besson that’s shot completely in black and white. The pairing of a short, dishevelled male (Jamel Debbouze) with a tall, leggy blonde (Rie Rasmussen) has classic comedic value in itself, but it also has a deeper meaning, one that may not be instantly recognisable.
The first half of the film isn't amazing, but you need to stick with it because the story grows with the characters, and vice versa. There’s a pivotal scene in the second half that changes everything. It adds buoyancy, bringing the emotional level up to sit comfortably alongside the artistic one.

3 invented lives out of 5

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