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The Promise (La promesse) (1996)

The Promise
7.8 Rating
(51 ratings)
7.8 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 ago at Feb 1 14:33
The Dardennes brothers have made some amazing movies and this is one of my favorite. It is really raw, realistic and spellbiding at the same time. Definitely worth a look.
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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), Drama (2), Cross-Cultural (2), 1990s (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Sort (1), SnP (1)
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