This complicated girl sets out to help Andre make things right in his life. She helps him confront one of the thugs he owes money to and also makes quite a few dollars so he can pay a different one back. Angela has strange ways, beguiling numerous men in clubs and prostituting herself to help Andre get out of debt. At least, that's how it appears to Andre. But nothing is quite as it seems.
We soon learn that Angela is actually an angel sent on a mission to help Andre get it together, to help him find self-worth. Through their adventures, the two inevitably fall in love and Andre learns to love Angela, as well as himself.
While the entire movie is in French with English subtitles, I didn't find it hard to follow. The screenplay is well written and witty, but the true scene-stealer is the imagery. Filmed completely in black and white against a backdrop of the glittering city of Paris, tall, blonde and striking Angela stands in stark contrast to short, scruffy and dark Andre. With a good story, beautiful images and a few twists and turns, Angel-A is worth your time if you enjoy an unusual story, although the subtitles may throw a few folks off. If you are a fan of Luc Besson, then you'll definitely want to check Angel-A out.