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My Angel

  • Film

Time Out says

Two troubled souls are thrown together on the run in this likeable directorial debut from French writer Serge Frydman (‘La Fille sur le Pont’). Colette (Vanessa Paradis) answers a panicked call from a fellow prostitute and grudgingly agrees to collect the woman’s son Billy (Vincent Rottiers) from a psychiatric institution before a violent pimp can get to him. Colette’s attempts to ditch the eccentric teenager are thwarted by her instincts and the two develop a touching co-dependence amid the action. The story’s nothing new: the themes and poetic dialogue are particularly reminiscent of Tom Tykwer’s work (‘Heaven’, ‘The Princess and the Warrior’, ‘Run Lola Run’). But Paradis commands a strong presence. While the cinematography creates a feeling of physical intimacy, this doesn’t fully expose the mentality of its characters, allowing for some surprises in an ending that’s touching despite a misjudged soundtrack.
Written by Anna Smith

Release Details

  • Release date:Friday 15 September 2006
  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Serge Frydman
  • Cast:
    • Vanessa Paradis
    • Vincent Rottiers
    • Eduardo Noriega
    • Eric Ruf
    • Claude Perron
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