The Strange Case Of Angelica
The Strange Case Of Angelica (2010)

The new film from master filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira, The Strange Case of Angelica is a magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly in love with a woman he can never have, except in his dreams. Late one night, Isaac is summoned… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 29, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2011
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

The Strange Case of Angelica is indeed strange and unsettling. What it isn't is compelling or satisfying.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Nearly every shot in this new movie contains one glory or another.

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Guest Haden
Film Comment Magazine

Oliveira's first use of 21st-century digital technology paradoxically marks a return to the origins of cinema with the special effects trembling with a handcrafted sincerity and shimmering sense of wonder

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

An uneven but intriguing piece of whimsy that veers from powerfully symbolic cinematography into self parody.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

"The Strange Case of Angelica" tells its tale of love and death with a captivating mix of formality, ambiguity and offbeat humor. On the surface a simple fable, it's actually much more.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This whimsical, ethereal tale of love and death is as light as a feather, but charming in its own way.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A quiet tale, told through a rarely moving camera and a playful, bewitching smile.

Noel Murray
AV Club

Because of his age and experience, de Oliveira brings a wider perspective to everything he shoots; if he places his camera in the middle of a street, he tries to convey the way it was decades ago, not just how it is now.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

An old-fashioned 21st Century movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Oliveira is at his most self-indulgent, throwing gorgeous visual compositions in a strange film that never decides if it is supposed to be a technically refined… More