La Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels)
La Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) (2001)

Bay of the Angels (La Baie des anges) stars Jeanne Moreau as a middle-aged Parisian gambling addict who leaves her husband and children and heads for the roulette tables of Nice. There she meets young and handsome Claude Mann--a meeting… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 30, 2001
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2003
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Playing Jackie ... Moreau is one of the most watchable of screen goddesses.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Alternately lighthearted and melancholy, it's a striking look at obsessional behavior.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The true star of this very French film is the dazzling visuals displayed inside the casino.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

[Moreau's] Jackie Demaistre is a mesmerizing, compulsively watchable performance, one of the few films roles you literally hold your breath watching.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

I think it's not just Demy's masterpiece, but one of the great French films of the sixties, which is pretty high praise.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Varda has done a beautiful job of restoring the film's crisp, ruthless black-and-white imagery.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

An early chapter of Demy's courtship with the provincial France of his youth, with the most bewitching generation of French actresses, and with movies.

Fernando F. Croce

So existential, so romantic...

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Jean Oppenheimer
New Times

Demy's films are often described in terms of music; this one is more like a tango in which one person leads and refuses to forfeit the position.

Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
Jeane Moreau is mesmerizing in this role.
Laura Cameron
Demy made a film about gambling, a subject that I'm really not that interested in, but I was hooked, as soon as Jeanne Moreau made her first appearance… More
Eric Broome
This early Jacques Demy film is beautifully shot and acted with exotic locations, elegant cars and a stirring Michel Legrand score. Unfortunately, the plot soon… More
Dimitris Springer
Realistic piece of delightful"slash"melodramatic love story.Card players deal,Demy follows our pair of quizzes and jinxes,or maybe fortunes of… More
John Ballantine
I think I have tapped most of the films from the French New Wave so far but this one remained outstanding for a bit. It was worth the wait. If the Long Weekend… More