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The Promise (La promesse) (1996)

The Promise
7.9 Rating
(56 ratings)
7.9 IMDB rating

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Assita Ouedraogo

Assita Ouedraogo

Assita
Jean-Michel Balthazar

Jean-Michel Balthazar

Frédéric Bodson

Frédéric Bodson

The garage boss
Florian Delain

Florian Delain

Riri
Hachemi Haddad

Hachemi Haddad

Nabil


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A very good movie

4 years, 7 months ago at Feb 1 14:33
At the end of the 90’s, following their winning of the Golden Palm at the Cannes, I discovered The Dardennes brothers with ‘Rosetta’ but even though I thought it was indeed a decent drama, I can’t say I was really blown by the whole thing. And, yet, after this bumpy start, those guys would turn out to be eventualy some of my favorite directors. Indeed, after the disappointing ‘Rosetta’... read more
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Description: Igor and his father, Roger, are making a decent living renting apartments to illegal immigrants and sometimes working them illegally (among other scams). But when the building inspector pays a surprise visit and Amidou falls off a scaffold in his hurry to hide, things start to unravel, particularly when Igor makes a promise to the inj ... (more)
Release date: 16 May 1997
UPC: 717119624248
(2), Cross-Cultural (2), Drama (2), 1990s (1), SnP (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Sort (1)
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