(France, 2005, 87 minutes)

A smalltime Parisian crook contemplating suicide rescues instead a stunning blonde girl from drowning in the Seine, but she turns out to be an angel come to Earth to help him. Ravishingly filmed fantasy whose whimsical, Wings of Desire-ish premise and paper-thin script are rescued by engaging performances, dazzling visuals and a wonderful lightness of touch that stops it from going overboard.

EuropaCorp presents an EuropaCorp production, in co-production with TF1 Films Production and Apipoulai Prod, with the participation of Canal Plus, in association with Sofica EuropaCorp. Starring Jamel Debbouze, Rie Rasmussen, Gilbert Melki, Serge Riaboukine. Directed and written by Luc Besson; music by Anja Garbarek; director of photography (b&w, Technovision), Thierry Arbogast; production designer, Jacques Bufnoir; costume designer, Martine Rapin; film editor, Frédéric Thoraval; visual effects supervisor, Pierre Buffin.


Popular Posts