In a Sene­galese hotel, a Flemish racing cyclist is found dead. He spent his last night with a local pros­ti­tute. This turns African Fae’s life upside down. 
Koen Mortier made his sweeping film debut with Ex-Drummer, adapted from Herman Brus­sel­mans’ novel, and now sets his sights on the work of another famous Flemish man of letters: Dimitri Verhulst. In this adap­ta­tion of his Monoloog van iemand die het gewoon werd tegen zichzelf te praten, set in Senegal, the paths of African beauty Fae and world-famous sportsman Thierry cross. The racing cyclist and the pros­ti­tute have in common they have to exert their physique to reach their highest poten­tial, in order to please their fans and customers. Thierry falls head-over-heels for Fae. They find dignity in each other, as well as the hope to free them­selves from their dire straits. But when Thierry is intox­i­cated one night, starts acting strange and turns out to be dead the next morning, the inno­cent Fae is arrested. To be able to go on with her life, she has to return to the room where it all started. 

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Title: Engel
Year: 2018
Duration : 1 hour, 45 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2018

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