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 Angel of the North

Angel of the North

A Feature film by Jean Michel Roux

Production year : 2017


    A 1903 Finnish painting represents two children carrying an angel on a stretcher.
    This image is an enigma because its author has never explained it. 
    Today, The Wounded Angel is the Finnish people’s favorite painting, and acts like a catharsis for them. 
    To understand the image’s power of fascination, the film undertakes an investigation throughout the country. It questions the mysteries of the human soul, of death and the existence of angels. 
    Melancholy, hope, humanism, and Nordic shamanism come together to resolve the enigma of The Wounded Angel
    An investigation that gathers together confessions and symbolist visions.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Co-production :

    Mezzanine Films

    Foreign production company :

    Making Movies


    Angel of the North is the first feature in the Finnish language directed by a French person.
    The film was selected for the Best Documentary at the Jussi Awards in Finland.

    Photos (7)

    Full credits (7)

    Screenwriter :

    Jean Michel Roux

    Co-producer :

    Mathieu Bompoint

    Sound Recordist :

    Svante Colérus

    Music Composers :

    Tapani Rinne, Biosphère

    Foreign producers :

    Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho

    Director of Photography :

    Joonas Pulkkanen

    Editor :

    Denis Bedlow

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Finland, France

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1