Ariel Vromen

The Angel – Ariel Vromen (2018)

In an ever actual story we follow Ashraf Marwan who marries the daughter of the Egyptian president. Marwan works himself up into his father in laws government, but when the president dies, he has to prove himself in order to maintain his occupation.

The new president is determined to punish Israel for occupying land outside its own borders. A war in the Middle East is immanent once again (and already) around 1970.

Marwan plays a dangerous game. He is in contact with different sides of the conflict and it is unclear where his alliances lay. Not only risking his own life, but also that of his wife and daughter, Marwan seems to be determined to prevent a war in the Middle East.

“The Angel” is a well made and interesting film and also the viewer is left to guess what Marwan’s real intentions are. He cunningly navigates between different contacts constantly moving between Egypt, the UK, Switzerland and other countries.

The Iceman * Ariel Vromen (2012)

Biography of the ice-cold contract killer Richard Kuklinski who tries to combine his unusual occupation with being a good husband and father. Of course that is not easy in the milieu that he works in, so he frequently has to make up stories for his family and friends. When his occupational environment comes too close to his private life, Kuklinski tries to solve the situation his own way.
“The Iceman” is an alright thriller with good acting and a couple of famous faces. It does not really stand out though, but it is a descent film to watch some time when you have no better alternative.