Tuesday, February 07, 2006

French movies.

Also on a movie theme I saw a couple of new releases in the cinema from Luc Besson. BANDIDAS was written & produced by Besson. It's a fun romp with Salma Hayak & Penelope Cruz as bank robbers in turn-of-the-century Mexico. It's pretty mindless stuff but fairly entertaining & the girls look great.

ANGELA-A is his first directorial gig since JOAN OF ARC. It's on a much smaller scale than his 'Hollywood' pictures. Shot on location around Paris in black & white it's a film noirish tale of a low-life hustler who seeks saviour in the form of an angel. She's played by Danish amazon Rie Rasmussen who must have the longest legs in cinema. The effect is exaggerated by her co-star, French comedian Jamel Debbouze, who is TINY next to her!

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