Forget that Variety‘s Lisa Nesselson is calling it “a sort of It’s an Adequate Life with token bad guys…as if the color-coded gangsters in Reservoir Dogs decided to get together and form a rainbow.” And that Screen Daily‘s Benny Crick is calling it “a modest directorial comeback.” All I care about Angel-A, which opened in Paris five days ago (on 12.21), is that it’s (a) a new Luc Besson film, his first since ’99’s The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, (b) it was shot in Paris last summer in the depopulated wee hours in anamorphic (2.35 to 1) black-and-white, and (c) it stars Jamel Debbouze (the little deranged guy who worked in the vegetable market in Amelie). I’m totally into it on these terms alone, and what kind of movie fan wouldn’t be? So why isn’t it showing in the foreign film section of Sundance ’06? Here’s the best trailer link I’ve found.