The Exterminating Angels details
|Starring:||Frederic van den Driessche, Maroussia Dubreuil, Lise Bellynck, Marie Allan, Sophie Bonnet|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Studio:||FUSION MEDIA SALES|
|Original title||Les Anges Exterminateurs|
The Exterminating Angels
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Apr 2009|
Most helpful review
What's so wrong with that...?By sophy300 (67 reviews) from Newcastle upon Tyne , 29 Apr 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]At face value this is arty French nudity and sex. But it is deeper than that. Brisseau was convicted after making Choses Secretes when actresses he had screen-tested, asking them to perform sex acts, and I think sometimes asking them to come back for further tests, were not cast in the film and subsequently reported him to the Police. Exterminating Angels can be read as his side of the story. Beautiful but not for the shockable.
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French hornBy a customer , 08 Dec 2013The films plot was quite good, but I did have to stop it part way through for about 20 mins before continuing to watch the rest!!!! That is what the extra star was for.
Very DeepBy a customer , 24 Nov 2013A very surprising film! Once you go beyond the sex and nudity it's a very deep film. I don't know any of the background to this film but it reminds me very much of the many battles between film makers and film boards about morality in mainstream film. Ignoring the two Fallen Ones (as I like to think of them), the interplay between the main protagonists highlights just how much of an effect morality and peer pressure has not just in film but also in daily life. It also shows that everything has a consequence, whether we realise it or not.
Unexpectedly goodBy RachC (27 reviews) from Chester , 07 Oct 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI wasn't sure what to expect from this film at all and when it arrived in the post I wondered why I'd ordered it! But I found it both interesting and curious. Yes, it may be Brisseau's attempt to put 'his side of the Choses Secrets story', and the idea of the two angels has of course been much better done in other films (Wings of Desire). However, the interplay (aka action) between the girls was beautifully shot. As a French film, expect lots (I mean lots) of talking... but I'm used to all that stuff and it came over well. Spoiler: the violence at the end came as quite a shock even though it had been flagged. All in all, OK.
Orgasmic compilationBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 07 May 2013Sexual fantasy. French film with sub titles. A middle aged man lets his fantasies run wild and makes a film watching lots of nubile young girls masturbate and voice their hidden desires! There is a surreal and parallel universe twilight zone dimension to the film that is never fully explained. The story ends in tears . It succeeds in being mildly erotic in parts. Watchable adequate film but no more than that.
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Is that an approaching army? No, just the female orgasmBy a customer , 13 Apr 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideExterminating Angels tries to bridge the gaps between soft-core, arthouse and actual narrative, and succeeds to a certain extent. However it soon turns out that being 'fascinated by women's illicit fantasies' means girls getting each other off while the charming but apparently eternally baffled director watches. The film does do sensuality well, but there are some jarring elements (the soundtrack?) and unexplained gaps in the story (his wife's reaction at the end and why we are supposed to believe he didn't notice the girl was in love with him). The 'fallen angels' element was completely unnecessary, but didn't do any harm. The inclusion of the WWII-style radio messages is an atmospheric but cryptic touch. The film moves along relatively swiftly and it does handle the subject fairly coherently, although there are moments when the suspension of your disbelief will seem near breaking point. Fans of Buffy may also notice the frankly alarming similarity between the director and Rupert Giles, librarian and Vampire Slayer's Watcher. Personally, I found it helped. Marginally.