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L'Empreinte de l'ange (Mark of an Angel) (2008)

L'Empreinte de l'ange (Mark of an Angel)




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Movie Info

Tense French drama, based on a true story, about a divorcing woman who becomes obsessed with the life and family of a seven-year-old-girl. With her own life in flux, and facing a custody battle for her own son, the woman befriends the little girl's family, but her increasingly erratic behaviour soon brings to light her true motives.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Safy Nebbou, Cyril Gomez-Mathieu
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 23, 2009
Diaphana Films - Official Site


Catherine Frot
as Elsa Valentin
Sandrine Bonnaire
as Claire Vigneaux
Wladimir Yordanoff
as Bernard Vigneaux
Vladimir Yordanoff
as Bernard Vigneaux
Michel Aumont
as Alain Valentin
Sarah Stern
as Shop Assistant
Marie Montegani
as Catherine
Pascal Elso
as Man in Café
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Critic Reviews for L'Empreinte de l'ange (Mark of an Angel)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (1)

Nebbou quietly marshals claustrophobia and tension without encroaching on more bombastic thriller territory.

Full Review… | May 22, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

In the proverbial perfect world, the highly prolific and award-winning French actress Catherine Frot would be as acclaimed on this side of the Atlantic as many of her compatriots.

Full Review… | July 11, 2010

With its subject matter, it could have easily delved into the depths of a TV movie of the week filled with melodramatics and distant characterizations.

Full Review… | February 27, 2010

It's smart, seductive stuff that taps the primal power of maternal grief.

Full Review… | May 28, 2009
Sunday Times (UK)

For 45 minutes, this smooth thriller is genuinely intriguing. But it then begins to unravel, ending up in an unsatisfactory manner.

Full Review… | May 28, 2009
Observer (UK)

Films like this - taut, expertly paced - are invariably dubbed Hitchcockian.

Full Review… | May 22, 2009
London Evening Standard

Audience Reviews for L'Empreinte de l'ange (Mark of an Angel)

I gave it 3 stars because I did watch in suspense waiting up until the very end. That said, the ending felt rushed, strange, and tacked on by someone who works for the Lifetime movie channel...
This film is quite creepy - I do think the performance of the two lead actresses actually outshines the script.


Well it started off good & creepy.I almost expected a horror flick or something but as it went on it started to fall apart & whatever potential it had to be even a good movie was gone

Brody Manson

Super Reviewer


Catherine Frot, Sandrine Bonnaire and Wladimir Yordanoff give fine performances in this complex film about a woman who feels that she has found her daughter, which she believes was lost in a maternity ward fire 6 years ago, and is now living with a couple.

Director Safy Nebbou creates a tense and uncomfortable feeling.

Jenna R.
Jenna Richards

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