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Welcome back Monsieur Besson.,
This review is from: Angel-A [DVD]  (DVD)
The last time Luc Besson directed a movie was back in 1999, now he's back on the director's chair, and the result is a great achievement indeed.
The cast is part of the magic, Jamel Debbouze (you might know him as the slightly retarded grocer's assistant in "Amelie") is particularly good as the nervous André. The Dannish Rie Rasmussen, a sexy blond goddess with legs that go all the way to the sky, takes a little more time to convince as Angela. However, there is a certain chemistry between the two of them. The other characters are merely caricatured portraits of criminals and gangsters.
As soon as the movie begins, we're presented with beautiful scenes from Paris, all in an appropriate and superb black and white, which is still one of the bests I've ever seen in a movie.
Along the movie you'll unconscionably perform some introspections at the very same time the main actor does them, so in the end you'll come out of the movie feeling very good (or not?) about yourself.
So, in a brief summary, you'll have access to stunning visuals with wonderful filming perspectives (the french don't play with that), a sense of humor which is to die for, a superb story with virtually no plot flaws, and an unpaid visit to the shrink.
It is without a doubt a wonderful movie. A must see.