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Ironic essay on feminine horniness and emotions

(01.2010; translated from german)

Filmstarts.de - 7 out of 10 points

BILD-title story "ARD-nun films sex-movie!"

in german

Um Himmels Willen! "In this scenes I got a real orgasm!"

BILD-Titelstory 20.11.2009

BILD-title story "After sex-film! ARD-nun quits."

in german

"Sister Jenny" quits as TV-nun.

BILD-Titelstory 21.11.2009

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Popcorn Bollywood interview IFFI 2009 Antje Nikola Mönning

"Antje Nikola Mönning vows audience."

IFFI 2009 Interview Antje Nikola Mönning

Popcorn Bollywood interview IFFI 2009 Roland Reber

Popcorn Bollywood interview IFFI 2009 Marina Anna Eich

"Marina Anna Eich - Germany's most beautiful!"

IFFI 2009 Interview Marina Anna Eich

BILD.de "TV-nun quits"

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Small mercies

„On that note, I’m thanking the Lord for small mercies to detox my mind! This IFFI (International Film Festival of India 2009) I’ve discovering German filmmaker Roland Reber’s films for the first time and am falling for them like I fell for the Australian Ralph de Heer`s films last IFFI - there’s a Reber retrospective this year and if you’ve got the patience to think through and make connections, don’t miss any of Reber’s films e. g. ANGELS WITH DIRTY WINGS, MY DREAM OR LONELINESS NEVER WALKSALONE, 24/7 THE PASSION OF LIFE, etc. Cerebral mind-benders all but worth it. Come to think of it, the German mind-set is not like the French, Greek, Spanish or Portuguese mind-set – but can be formidable complex given German history. Reber is real food for the mind for our rotten times although several viewers walked out – they probably couldn’t handle all the aggressive female nudity! Reber thinks that morality is just an excuse many of us make because we prefer to die rather than live - because most of us are cowards! Living life trapped in lies within lies is not worth living; dare to be your truthful self aways and there’s a chance you’ll find love, real love worth having! Hmm..mmm…think about it and don’t just think.”

(Goan Observer)

„… What seems to be a poor excuse for a plot, with the only goal to show as much naked skin and sex as possible, evolves to a complex roundel in the course of the film.

Soon it becomes obvious, that the point can’t be to push Lucy through the different

phases of being a slut. And in fact the motorcycle gang is soon completely unimportant, because the viewer is caught by the question about his own integrity.

What Lucy goes through in the domain of sex and eroticism on the screen, stands for the process which every single human being on earth must live through for his own nature, and this in various aspects.

The alarming insight: barely anyone ever goes this path to the end, virtually every person is stuck somewhere in the first third and is chocked somewhere consciously by means of self-made argumentations. He then calls it „convention“ or „compromise“ and doesn’t think about it any further. Until such a chock sometime loosens by itself and the soul suddenly slips a good part forward on this path of insight. Classical example for such an outburst are family fathers who don’t want to hide their homosexuality any longer with forty or fifty and all of a sudden begin a new life...

Roland Reber, author and director of this film, shows that one can also go this path by one’s own will. And that, if one went through this valley voluntarily, one can reach far higher spheres of felicity, than any involuntary, destructive outburst could ever provide.

What elsewhere is tried to be reached through self-chastisement and meditation, here angels manage it on motorcycles. This metaphor is catchy, comprehensible, nice to watch and much more attractive than nail beds. Not for nothing one says: „The paradise on earth lies on the back of a horse“. Their modern successors provide the biggest possible feeling of freedom one can get in this society without a plane.

As always with wtp it is a home-made self production, virtuously without any tax money (no public funding!), shot in PAL, but so meticulously that it looks like HD...

Particularly striking is the music, that – unlike in many other German productions – hasn’t been underestimated.  One should not expect catchy evergreens like in Indiana Jones or Jaws, but the music forwards (or counteracts) the different atmospheres of the film considerably and does not hide behind the plot. One should also point out that all sex scenes have bee realized very aesthetically and with great skill. Who expects a porn will be disappointed...

ANGELS WITH DIRTY WINGS is a long overdue moral lesson; mores we urgently should be taught.

The core message is constantly brought near to the viewer, in the form of a children’s song with the lyrics: “I know everything up to dash and dot, except one thing which is me, me, me“. How true, how horribly true.“

(filmjournalisten.de, Julian Reischl)

The world is a brothel

„It is sensual, erotic and very provocative. It also represents a new and wonderful level of maturity in everything from the photography, to the script, the acting and of course the masterful and creative direction. There is a wonderful line in the movie: “The world is a brothel” which rings absolutely true i. e. in life sometimes one is the client and at other ti9mes one provides the service. The movie certainly made me think and recalled a passage from the Bible, Hebrews 13:2 – “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” I suspect that each of us has within our being an angel unaware with dirty wings … an angel yearning to be set free.”

(Gordon Weaver, former Vice-President of Paramount)

Antje Nikola Mönning & Co in “Engel”

Antje N. Mönning in 3rd place of „readers favourites 2011“

We are very happy to announce that the readers of spielfilm.de voted Antje Nikola Mönning in 3rd place of „readers favourites 2011“ and 'Engel mit schmutzigen Flügeln/ angels with dirty wings' in place 10. 


Click here for the link to „readers favourites 2011“ of spielfilm.de (in german language).

headwords of the films

  • taboo breaking
  • double moral standards
  • sexuality
  • passion
  • obsession
  • striptease bar
  • table dance bar
  • society
  • behavioral norms
  • compulsion
  • constraint
  • enforcement
  • borders
  • absurdity
  • insight
  • awareness
  • knowledge
  • realisation