Synopsis by Nathan Southern
As directed by Richard Dembo, the period adventure drama L'Instinct de l'ange (Angel's Wing) unfurls in early 20th century France, where Henry, a wealthy young Frenchman from an aristocratic family, undergoes an extensive cure for tuberculosis at a sanitarium and gets released soon afterward. He longs to join the French flying corps of the Great War - then raging across Europe - but is promptly rejected given the checkered history of his health. Never one to swallow such rejections, Henry - who learned to fly years earlier of his own accord - promptly joins a local fighting squadron and racks up a litany of air victories, which piques the suspicion of his military colleagues.
aviation, flying-ace, pilot, rejection, sanitarium, tuberculosis, world-war