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The Promise (La promesse) (1996)

The Promise
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A very good movie

5 years, 6 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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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 injured Amidou that ultimately exposes the different values of Igor and Roger, and of Amidou's wife, Assita.
Release date: 16 May 1997
UPC: 717119624248
Tags: (2), Drama (2), Cross-Cultural (2), 90's (1), 1990s (1), HQ (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Sort (1), SnP (1)
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" Directed by: Dardenne Brothers With: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo Plot: Igor and his father, Roger, are making a decent living renting apartments to illegal immigrants and sometimes working them illegally."

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