Angel and Tony

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Winner César Awards Best New Actress & Actor

Director: Alix Delaporte

Writer: Alix Delaporte

Stars: Clotilde Hesme, Gregory Gadebois


The award-winning debut feature from writer/director Alix Delaporte is an arresting and intimate drama about two lost souls in search of human connection.

Angel (Clotilde Hesme, The Returned) is a young woman falling apart. She arrives at the seaside town of Normandy fiercely determined to reconnect with her young son, yet also scared she’s unfit to take care of him. Tony (Gregory Gadebois, Gainsbourg) is a fisherman who lives with his widowed mother, trapped in emotional solitude.

The two meet via a personal ad; Angel is forthright and rough, and her attempts to seduce him are met with surprise: Tony literally can’t believe his luck… The two form a fractured relationship, but will the secret that Angel harbours threaten their future?

Angel & Tony was a sleeper hit at the French box office in early 2011, quickly expanding across the country on the back of overwhelmingly positive critical and public response.

With her quiet, intimate approach, Delaporte allows the actors to shine, and the pitch-perfect, wholly naturalistic performances from Hesme and Gadebois elevate this absorbing and sensitive drama, as does the magnificent coastal scenery.

  • "Authentic and affecting"
    - Radio Times

  • "An Outstanding Performance"
    Total FIlm
  • "A work of subtle intimacy about the need for a human connection" -
Cast: Clotilde Hesme, Gregory Gadebois
Director: Alix Delaporte
Writer: Alix Delaporte
Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 83 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 11-02-2013
VoD Release Date: 11-02-2013
DVD Extras: Interview with cast & crew
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060265150037
Year: 2010

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