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Angel (1982)

Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So ... See full summary »

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Neil Jordan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Quilligan ... Annie
Stephen Rea ... Danny
Alan Devlin Alan Devlin ... Bill
Peter Caffrey Peter Caffrey ... Ray
Honor Heffernan ... Deirdre
Lise Ann McLaughlin Lise Ann McLaughlin ... Bride
Ian McElhinney ... Groom
Derek Lord ... Best Man
Ray McAnally ... Bloom
Donal McCann ... Bonner
Marie Kean ... Mae
Don Foley Don Foley ... Bouncer
Gerard McSorley ... Assistant
Liz Bono Liz Bono ... Girl Assistant
Tom Collins Tom Collins ... Photographer
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Storyline

Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the simple question 'Why?' but finds only more, and deeper, questions which resonate with the wider context of 'the Troubles', the inter-communal strife gripping the modern-day Northern Ireland which is the film's setting. Written by Duncan Smith <dps@hplb.hpl.hp.com>

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Drama | Music

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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1982 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Danny Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and director Neil Jordan played the saxophone when he was young. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Are you around later.
Deirdre: Ask my manager.
Danny: Fuck your manager.
Deirdre: Aye, maybe I will.
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Connections

References L'Avventura (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Thicker Than Water
(uncredited)
Written by Paddy Meegan
Performed by Honor Heffernan
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Neil Jordan's first masterpiece
8 January 2000 | by tchebSee all my reviews

In this movie we follow a young Irish sax player who accidentally witnesses the murder of a young mute girl he just met. He decides not to tell anything to the police and track the killers down all by himself. Even if it sounds like one, it is all but an action movie. What it really is, is a great psychological drama which in spite of its pretty amateurish style really embarks us in its story. Stephen Rea is as silent and as good as usual. His cold and severe but at the same time fragile look fits magnificently in this tale of revenge and naïveté. Undoubtedly, only an Irish director could have done a movie with such an atmosphere and as much style. We can almost feel the dirt, despair and disillusion in the Irish suburb as well as the corrupted purity and quietness of the country. Danny is the spokes-man of a disenchanted nation only trying to understand what is going on and hoping for a long-awaited revenge.


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