Angel-A (2005)

Director
Luc Besson

Main cast
Jamel Debbouze; Rie Rasmussen; Gilbert Melki; Serge Riaboukine; Akim Chir

Genres
Romance, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Description
A beautiful and mysterious woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together...but is their meeting purely coincidence?


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