Sorry Angel

Sorry Angel

Christophe Honoré (2018)

132min
15 Certificate
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Review

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Hailed as the heir to the nouvelle vague after Inside Paris (2006) and Love Songs (2007), Christophe Honoré has never fulfilled his promise. But he provides several moments of quiet and courageous introspection in this poignant drama set in the same early 1990s as Robin Campillo's 2017 Aids movie 120 Beats per Minute. In contrasting the intimate relationships of 35 year-old HIV-positive Parisian playwright Pierre Deladonchamps and 22 year-old provincial bisexual Vincent Lacoste. Honoré runs the risk of over-familiarity in re-examining the tropes that have sustained gay cinema since the mid-1980s. But, once Lacoste lays eyes on Deladonchamps at a Rennes screening of Jane Campion's The Piano, the focus becomes sharper, as Lacoste seeks to belong to the milieu the older man shares with neighbour Denis Podalydès, hustler Quentin Thébault and dying ex-lover, Thomas Gonzalez. The performances are first-rate and Honoré deftly structures the action to reflect the mood of the times.

Summary

Jacques, a successful writer and single father from Paris, begins an intense romance with Arthur, a young aspiring filmmaker. However, they soon face rejection and sickness. Drama, starring Vincent Lacoste, Pierre Deladonchamps and Denis Podalydès. In French with English subtitles.

Cast & Crew

Arthur Vincent Lacoste
Jacques Pierre Deladonchamps
Mathieu Denis Podalydès
Nadine Adèle Wismes
Marco Thomas Gonzalez
Pierre Clément Métayer
Jean-Marie Quentin Thébault
Louis Tristan Farge
Isabelle Sophie Letourneur
Actress Marlène Saldana
Director Christophe Honoré
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Other Information

Language: French +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: ThunderbirdGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes.Released on: 22 Mar 2019