Angel at Sea (French: Un ange à la mer) is a 2009 drama film directed by Frédéric Dumont. The film follows Louis, a 12-year-old boy, who lives with his parents and older brother in southern Morocco. Louis is very happy until the day his father shares a secret with him.

Angel at Sea
Directed byFrédéric Dumont
Produced byStéphane Lhoest
Barbara Shrier
Written byBernard Bellefroid
David Lambert
StarringMartin Nissen
Anne Consigny
Olivier Gourmet
Music byLuc Sicard
CinematographyVirginie Saint-Martin
Edited byGlenn Berman
Release date
  • July 7, 2009 (2009-07-07) (KVIFF)
  • February 3, 2010 (2010-02-03) (Belgium)
Running time
86 minutes

The film was first released at the 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on 7 July 2009, where it won the Crystal Globe, the Don Quijote Award, and where Olivier Gourmet won the Best Actor Award. In 2010, it received two nominations at the Jutra Awards, one at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and in 2011 two further nominations at the 1st Magritte Awards in Belgium.[1]


  1. ^ "Les Magritte du cinema 2011: les nominés" (in French). Académie André Delvaux. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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