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Sorry Angel (2018)

Plaire, aimer et courir vite (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 15 February 2019 (USA)
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Jacques is an older writer from Paris. Arthur is a young student in Rennes. They instantly fall in love. But they'll have to face rejection and sickness to keep it that way.

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Christophe Honoré

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Christophe Honoré (as Honoré)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lacoste ... Arthur Prigent
Pierre Deladonchamps ... Jacques Tondelli
Denis Podalydès ... Mathieu
Adèle Wismes Adèle Wismes ... Nadine
Thomas Gonzalez Thomas Gonzalez ... Marco
Clément Métayer ... Pierre
Quentin Thébault Quentin Thébault ... Jean-Marie
Tristan Farge Tristan Farge ... Louis
Sophie Letourneur Sophie Letourneur ... Isabelle
Marlene Saldana Marlene Saldana ... L'actrice (as Marlène Saldana)
Luca Malinowski Luca Malinowski ... Stéphane
Rio Vega Rio Vega ... Fabrice
Loïc Mobihan Loïc Mobihan ... Le docteur
Mathilda Doucouré Mathilda Doucouré
Eric Vigner Eric Vigner
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1990. Arthur, 20 years, studying in Rennes. His life changes when he meets Jacques, a writer who lives in Paris with his young son. All summer long, Arthur and Jacques enjoy and love each other. But Jacques knows that this kind of love needs to live fast. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sorry Angel See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,559, 17 February 2019

Gross USA:

$30,628

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,636,273
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1.85 : 1
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The filming begins in mid-June 2017 in Brittany, precisely during two days in Binic and twenty days in the city center of Rennes. The Filming also continues in Paris and Amsterdam. See more »

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References Querelle (1982) See more »

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Sorry Angel is not a good title.
29 November 2018 | by jromanbakerSee all my reviews

To Please, to Love, and to Run Quickly is nowhere near the sentimental use of the word sorry, and who is the angel? I also dislike the three in a bed image used on the poster as it bears little resemblance to the content of the film. I will give no spoilers, but I did not see one sexual threesome. and to be honest the sexuality in the film was coy and of the 'hide the penis at all costs' school. For those who have read my reviews please see the one on 'Theo and Hugo'.

I have awarded this film 7/10 because I thought it was a good film but not as good as it could have been. The dialogue in French is brutally difficult to follow as there is a lot of slurping over words and saying things in a way that you can only truly follow if you are in the same room with the people speaking, and then .... I found the characters drab, and the bisexual Breton tiresome.

And now for a major criticism about films set in the past about Aids. Where were the films during that period of the crisis? This retro look back makes me angry. Film makers should have had the courage back then to deal with this period in our history. Films like 'Theo and Hugo' are masterful as they deal with the situation now and are up to date. One reviewer here summed this up for me. He or she says, love-and romanticism-in the days of AIDS. In the days of? This is not a past thing. The days are now. Homosexuality and HIV are now. And yes as a friend of mine said, they need to know how it was, but frankly with a still on-going crisis we need to know how it IS.

One good element of this film is that it shows a child in a homosexual household in a positive way, and despite my slight boredom with the relationships, it is at least about an important issue. French film is waking up to homosexuality thanks to a list of good directors, and the dark negativity of the Nouvelle Vague, where love was strictly heterosexual, has slipped back into the waters from where it came. The Nouvelle Vague liberated image, but was feeble on diversity and dodgy on politics. Honore is a great director, but I am still waiting for his great film.


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