The Dreamlife of Angels


1h 53m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Isa is twenty. All her possessions fit into a rucksack and she lives through hard times with a philosophy based on smiles. She arrives in Lille after wandering from city to city, looking for odd jobs. She meets Marie, who is also twenty and has always lived in the north. A loner, like Isa, but for d

Film Details

Also Known As
Dream Life of Angels, Dreamlife of Angels, La vie rêvée des anges, Liebe das Leben, vida soñada da los ángeles, vie rêvée des anges, Änglars drömliv
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Productions; Ercidan Films; France 3 Cinéma; Playtime; Procirep; Region Nord Pas De Calais; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Alta Films; Bim Distribuzione; CinTart; Cinemien; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Isa is twenty. All her possessions fit into a rucksack and she lives through hard times with a philosophy based on smiles. She arrives in Lille after wandering from city to city, looking for odd jobs. She meets Marie, who is also twenty and has always lived in the north. A loner, like Isa, but for different reasons, Marie is unsociable, hyper- sensitive, and rebelling against her working class background. Both on the fringes of society, the girls end up sharing a borrowed apartment in Northern France, where they develop an intense emotional bond which profoundly affects both their lives. The film tells of the relationship that each has with the outside world and the threads of life they hopefully weave.

Crew

Philippe Andron

Grip

Jean-luc Audy

Sound Engineer

Hubert Barbin

1st Assistant Director

Nicolas Becker

Sound Effects

S Bessac

Songs ("Cornered" "Resurrect")

Alexandre Billon

Unit Manager

Roger Bohbot

Screenwriter

Philippe Bonnard

Props

L Boussad

Songs ("Cornered" "Resurrect")

Olivier Buisson

Boom Operator

Frtdtric Carpentier

Screenplay Collaboration

Antoine Carrard

Casting Director

Pierre Chosson

Screenplay Collaboration

Francoise Clavel

Costume Designer

Erik Deniau

Unit Production Manager (Additional Unit)

F Forlin

Songs ("Cornered" "Resurrect")

Karine Gambier

Unit Manager

Agnfs Godard

Director Of Photography

Agnfs Godard

Dp/Cinematographer

Sophie Goldman

Production Assistant

Laurence Grosjean

Makeup Supervisor

Christian Gruau

Hairdresser

Eric Gueret

Production Coordinator

Eric Gueret

Unit Production Manager

Sarah Guetta

Hairdresser

Philippe Judlin

Miniatures Painter

Thomas F. Kelly

Song

Tom Kelly

Song ("Like A Virgin")

Yannick Kergoat

Editor

Francois Lamotte

Production Manager

Dominique Le Rigoleur

Director Of Photography

Dominique Le Rigoleur

Dp/Cinematographer

Dominique Lerigoleur

Additional Unit Director Of Photography

Jean-daniel Magnin

Screenplay Collaboration

Richard Malbequi

Production Consultant

Stephane Malheu

Hairdresser (Additional Unit)

Christian Marciniak

Unit Manager

Francois Marquis

Producer

John Mckay

Song ("Superpredators")

Eric Mendiharal

Song ("Gonna Die For Sure")

Maureen Meyer

Continuity

Maureen Meyer

Script Supervisor

Muriel Moreau

Sound Editor

Kenneth Morris

Song ("Superpredators")

P Pastore

Songs ("Cornered" "Resurrect")

Claire Pichel

Song Performer ("Rue Designer CascaDesignerigner")

Galatae Politis

1st Assistant Camera

Olivier Regent

Gaffer

Sandrine Roudil

Song ("Gonna Die For Sure")

Remi Roy

Production Accountant

Michel Saint-jean

Associate Producer

Pierre Schoeller

Screenplay Collaboration

Steven Severin

Song ("Superpredators")

Billy Steinberg

Song ("Like A Virgin")

Sttphane Thitbaut

Sound Mixer

Yann Thiersen

Music Producer

Yann Thiersen

Song ("Rue Designer CascaDesignerigner")

Stephanie Trinson

Unit Manager

P Vandewalle

Songs ("Cornered" "Resurrect")

Jimmy Vansteenkiste

Production Designer

Virginie Wagon

Other

Virginie Wagon

Screenplay Collaboration

Cristina Zonca

2nd Assistant Director

Erick Zonca

Other

Erick Zonca

Screenwriter

Film Details

Also Known As
Dream Life of Angels, Dreamlife of Angels, La vie rêvée des anges, Liebe das Leben, vida soñada da los ángeles, vie rêvée des anges, Änglars drömliv
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Productions; Ercidan Films; France 3 Cinéma; Playtime; Procirep; Region Nord Pas De Calais; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Alta Films; Bim Distribuzione; CinTart; Cinemien; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Dinard Festival of British Film in Dinard, France October 1-4, 1998.

Shown at Cine Vegas Film Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada December 10-13, 1998.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (World Tour) March 18-28, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for short filmmaker and TV documentarist Erick Zonca.

(Contemporary World Cinema) September 10-19, 1998.

Released in United States March 2, 1999 (New York and Los Angeles)

Released in United States Spring April 2, 1999

Expanded Release in United States May 28, 1999

Released in United States on Video August 24, 1999

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at New York Film Festival (Closing Night) September 25 - October 11, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 14, 1998.)

Co-winners of the 1998 European Film Award for Best Actress (Elodie Bouchez and Natacha Regnier).

Winner of the 1998 Prix Melies for Best French Film of the Year from the French Union of Film Critics.

Winner of the Best Female Performance Award (Elodie Bouchez and Natacha Regnier) at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1998 Viennale International Film Festival in Vienna.

Winner of three 1998 Cesar Awards, including Best Film, Best Actress (Elodie Bouchez) and Best New Female Talent (Natacha Regnier).

Winner of three 1998 Lumieres awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Erick Zonca) and Best Actress (Elodie Bouchez).

Released in United States March 2, 1999

Released in United States Spring April 2, 1999

Expanded Release in United States May 28, 1999

Released in United States on Video August 24, 1999

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States December 1998

Released in United States March 1999

Shown at New York Film Festival (Closing Night) September 25 - October 11, 1998.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 14, 1998.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Closing Night Gala) August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi) September 17-26, 1998.

Shown at Viennale International Film Festival in Vienna October 16-28, 1998.

Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media (opening night) October 15-24, 1998.

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Closing Night Gala) August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi) September 17-26, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 3-7, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Viennale International Film Festival in Vienna October 16-28, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media (opening night) October 15-24, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Dinard Festival of British Film in Dinard, France October 1-4, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at American Film Institute (AFI) Los Angeles International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 22-31, 1998.)

Released in United States December 1998 (Shown at Cine Vegas Film Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada December 10-13, 1998.)

Released in United States March 1999 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival (World Tour) March 18-28, 1999.)