Archangel
Archangel (1991)

Set during the Bolshevik revolution, a Canadian soldier, a Belgian aviator and a Russian nurse, each overcome by mustard gas and the horrors of war, cannot remember who they are in love with.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

What comes across is a fascinating fetishist delirium, where memories of remote war movies get recycled into something that's alternately creepy and beautiful.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... a surreal silent movie melodrama of love, war, and amnesia for the sound era: an absurdist silent WWI epic that never was.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Confused? No matter; so are the characters in this absurdist melodrama.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Inspired absurdist melodrama.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

From its flickering, inky cinematography to its wavering late 1920's-style sound track, to Veronkha's kohl-eyed vampish look, the movie is an expert parody of a period movie style.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

At once perplexing and joyous, Maddin has crafted a film that, for all the confusion inherent in the tale, unfolds on its own unique (and rather tedious) terms.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
In frozen Archangel in 1919, a one-legged lieutenant meets a woman whose husband has amnesia and believes it is always their wedding day, while the local… More
Walter M.
It is Archangel, Russia in 1919 between World War I and the Russian Civil War. British Lieutenant John Boles(Kyle McCulloch) is assigned to billet with a… More