La Vie Rêvée des Anges

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

This first feature starts out looking as if it's simply going to be a well-observed female buddy movie about two 20-year-olds: drifter Isa (Bouchez) and seamstress Marie (Régnier) meet when the former turns up virtually penniless in Lille. As the film progresses, however, with Marie falling, against both her own and her friend's better instincts, for a callous but wealthy young womaniser (Colin), it enters darker, more troubling territory. It's a beautifully insightful movie which views its characters (the type of 'marginal' folk rarely shown in the cinema) sympathetically but unsentimentally, and after the scene setting of the first half-hour, it grips like a vice as it proceeds to a shocking and profoundly moving conclusion.

Details

Release details

Rated:
18
Duration:
113 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Erick Zonca
Screenwriter:
Erick Zonca, Roger Bohbot
Cast:
Natacha Régnier
Grégoire Colin
Patrick Mercado
Jo Prestia
Elodie Bouchez