3.7
50 Ratings

The Angel

Engelen

Directed by Margreth Olin
Norway, 2009
Drama

Synopsis

A young mother (played brilliantly by Maria Bonnevie) struggles with a history of drug abuse in this exquisitely rendered and deeply compassionate piece, the first fiction film from one of Norway’s most respected documentary filmmakers.

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The Angel
Directed by Margreth Olin

Awards & Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival

2009 | Discovery

Transilvania International Film Festival

2011 | Focus Norway

Göteborg Film Festival

2010 | 2 wins including: Best Nordic Film (Audience Award)

Melbourne International Film Festival

2010 | First Encounters

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What are people saying?

  • Viktor Pedersen's rating of the film The Angel

    Compassionate and devastating portrait of a woman under the influence of heroine. This film does something that is rare in Norwegian filmmaking, and that is succeeding in constructing a complex character that we follow with great interest. Also notable is the cinematography, which is very good and adds a lot to the story. The Angel displays true emotions with clarity and beautiful ugliness.