For quite some time Ive been meaning to write about this little movie I seen over a year ago and stole my capricious heart. Angel-A is shot in ravishing black and white is a parable of self-acceptance and of a desperate man given an opportunity at redemption. Jamel Debbouze who also stars in "Amelie," plays André, a small-time criminal with a knack for lying and getting himself deeply in debt — the kind that gets you tossed off the Eiffel Tower for nonpayment. Under pressure from seedy Parisian underworld types, André tries to plead and con his way out of his predicament but to no avail.
He finds himself perched on a bridge ready to drown himself in the Seine when he spies a woman thrashing about in the water, apparently a fellow suicide attempt. Temporarily snapped out of his own despondence, André leaps into the river and pulls her to safety. And thus forms a friendship with the damsel that was in suicidal distress.
Visually this is the way Paris ahould be shot, black and white, making the seedy underbelly they explore somehow elegant. Anyway if you liked Amelie you will fall in love with this, sure to be classic. I urge you now to buy it /rent it and watch it.