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Angel-A (France 2005)

Synopsis (spoiler): André, a small-time ex-convict, seems to owe money to everyone in Paris, including a crime boss who promises to kill him if he doesn’t repay him by midnight. After failing to find protection from the American embassy and the French police, a despairing André scrambles onto a bridge over the Seine, intending to leap to his death. He is surprised to see a tall, beautiful girl clinging to a rail on the same bridge, apparently preparing to end her life as well. She jumps, and he jumps too, suddenly resolving to save her life. After scrambling ashore, she tells him her name is Angel-A. Together, they take a cruise on the Seine, repay André’s creditors, visit a Parisian nightspot, and more, as Angel-A helps André. He learns that for this purpose she has fallen out of the sky and into his life. André finds himself falling in love with this mysterious beauty.

Typical Luc Besson, stylish, clever, sexy and funny. And Rie Rasmussen is amazing. (And yeah, it’s a bit much towards the end…)

Low ratings on RottenTomatoes however RT: 45% – it fared better on IMDB: 6.7/10.

Here the Trailer:

(4 out of 5)

Rec (Spain 2007)

Synopsis: While covering the night shift at a small-town fire department, an ambitious young television reporter (Manuela Velasco) and her cameraman follow the crew on a call to rescue an elderly woman unable to escape the inferno that is consuming her home. Upon their arrival at the scene, the calm midnight air is pierced by the sound of horrific screams.

An interesting movie that is! It’s all handheld, and has a very authentic feel to it. I didn’t know what to expect from it, but it was a really satisfying flick. Can recommend!

Here the informations:

RottenTomatoes: 89%
IMDb: 7.8/10

(4 out of 5)