Saint Ange (2004)
I wish non-English films would have the guts to make use of the language that comes most naturally to the actors involved. Saint Ange suffers greatly from the fact that the film seems stilted and the dialogue unnatural due to this. That is a shame, because the atmosphere, tempo and thematic richness of this film is intriguing. It is an open film, asking questions and inviting the viewer to discuss the answers. Some scenes are delicate, others revolting, but they are rarely devoid of substance. Unfortunately, it also becomes unfocused and tacky, due to some very unconvincing dialogue and uneven performances.