Angel & Tony (Angèle et Tony)
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Angèle, a beautiful young woman with a past, arrives in a small fishing harbor in Normandy. She meets Tony, a professional fisherman, who finds himself attracted to her although he dislikes her blunt ways. Tony hires her as a fishmonger, lodges her and teaches her the tricks of the trade. The relationships between Myriam, Tony's mother, and Angèle are far from easy but the young woman gradually adapts to her new environment and little by little Tony and Angèle manage to tame each other...
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a sprightly and economical debut from French former journalist and writer-director Alix Delaporte."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"At its best, Delaporte's film gives the impression of being uncovered as opposed to constructed, like an eccentric bit of driftwood exposed at low tide."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"Despite a very modest budget, A&T manages to be both intimate and cinematic, fully earning its upbeat seaside finale."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"(A) beautiful wisp of a film... Simple, subdued, affecting."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
"Debutante writer-director Alix Delaporte keeps our eyes fixed firmly on the title characters, releasing information about what might be keeping them together on a teasingly selective basis."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"Delaporte, a documentarist making her feature debut, breathes life into the scenes where the reluctant antiheroine is instructed in recognising fish and gutting them. The story however carries little conviction."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The details of Normandy fishing life are rendered with surprising care."
‑ Leo Robson, Financial Times
"Immersed in the salty sea air of France's Normandy coast, Delaporte's debut is a tender tale brimming with atmosphere."
‑ Adam Smith, Empire Magazine
"Delaporte's skill is to show how very different chapters of our lives intersect in mysterious, unexpected ways, sometimes affording us insight and sometimes even grace. Like a healing poetry."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"There's an organic quality from start to satisfying finish that bodes well for Delaporte's future as a director."
‑ Lisa Nesselson,
"Hesme and Gadebois are both very good, somehow convincing us that this odd couple may inexplicably be right for each other, and the seaport setting is given a touch of poetry by Mathieu Maestracci's gentle score."
‑ Paul Gallagher, The List
"Despite its faults, there's enough here to want to see what Delaporte does next. But only just."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"Refreshing and simple love story about a fisherman and a parolee"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Congratulations to Alix Delporte on her first feature. She is a filmmaker to watch."
‑ Julie Rigg, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"It's a small film but it has quite a lot going for it because also there's a sort of subtext about over-fishing and the regulations that have been brought to bear on these fishermen."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
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