Manuel Pradal

  • Manuel Pradal – Marie Baie des Anges aka Marie from the Bay of Angels (1997)

    Manuel Pradal1991-2000ArthouseDramaFrance

    Marie, a young French girl, begins dating a GI soldier when him and other soldiers take shore leave on the coast of France. They spend a considerable amount of time together. Then the soldier dumps her for some reason. Enter Orso, a danger hungry criminal. After unsuccessfully attempting to rape Marie, he instead steals her purse. In the purse are her treasured items. He returns the items. The two fall in love. They escape to a deserted island in the Bay Of Angels. From here, the film descends into a random montage of scenes, which become more disturbing with the progression of time.Read More »

  • Manuel Pradal – A Crime (2006)

    2001-2010DramaFranceManuel PradalThriller


    The devastated life of a man haunted by the unsolved murder of his beloved wife is strangely complicated by the mysterious neighbor who loves him from afar in a dark noir thriller directed by Manuel Pradal and starring Norman Reedus, Emmanuelle Béart and Harvey Keitel. Vincent (Reedus)’ wife has suffered a most brutal fate, and these days the once happy New Yorker is but a frozen shell of his former self. Vincent is not a man unloved, however, because although he may currently be unaware of her feelings for him, his neighbor Alice (Béart) knows in her heart that she and Vincent were meant to be together. All that needs to happen to make Vincent recognize her love is for the grieving widower to finally be liberated from his tragic past; and Alice is willing to go to any lengths necessary in order to make this happen. If Vincent was finally to find the man responsible for his wife’s death, he could finally be free to open his heart to Alice. When Alice hails a cab driven by lonely New York soul Roger (Keitel), the gears of the scheming woman’s elaborate plan are slowly set into motion despite the ignorance of both the naïve cabbie, and the somber object of her delusional affections.Read More »

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