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Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel
Actors: Niamh Cusack, Charles Dance, Clare Holman, Mark Benton, Emilia Fox
Director: David Drury
Genres: Television, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2009     3hr 27min

The making of a murderer Ethereal beauty Angel Wharton is the devil in disguise. When she kidnaps a child as prey for a pedophile, you know she is evil. But what--or who--made her that way? This riveting British miniser...  more »

     
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Actors: Niamh Cusack, Charles Dance, Clare Holman, Mark Benton, Emilia Fox
Director: David Drury
Genres: Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/28/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Great, unfortunately slow.
JJ the Herald | Minneapolis | 05/31/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very nice series that has a very solid story. Found it unlike other "crime" dramas. The pacing is slow. Story doesn't drag but doesn't move at decent clip either. The packaging is unfortunately bulky. If you are a fan of English drama's check it out. This series is based off three books. I believe something was lost in the transition from book to film."
Fallen Angel Told Backwards
OiVey | Coos Bay, Oregon | 10/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

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I find it rare to see a story told out of order work so well. This BBC mini series tells the tale in three distinct parts, starting with the most recent events and going to the oldest.

We see the life of a young woman unravel to the point where she kidnaps a little girl, but her motives stem from her own childhood resentments. As the tale goes on, we see more how the older members of her family failed to get her the mental help she needed.

Emilia Fox plays the title role as Rosie 'Angel' Byfield. She manipulates a pedophile into helping her kidnap little girls and finally plots to take the daughter of her rival. In the second episode, we see her as a young woman struggling with a new stepmother and a mysterious drug using boyfriend. Finally, we see her childhood where her mother kills herself after being suspected of stabbing senile grandpa.

We need all three episodes for a complete picture of who this girl becomes. Each tale shines a light on a different corner of her mind, but leaves enough up in the air to draw us to the next part. It explores side plots of working mothers, relationship dynamics and faith without ever pushing any topic in your face.

I found it interesting and stimulating. I bet you will too."