promesse, La Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3180

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 6

Theatrical Release Date: 05/16/1997

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/14/2012

Language: French

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

Actors: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Florian Delain, Rasmane Ouedraogo, Hachemi Haddad

Plot: Igor, along with his father, Roger, have a decent business in renting to (and sometimes working) illegal immigrants at their apartments. Yet a surprise visit from an inspector, and the resulting injury to one of the immigrants, Amidou causes a rift between Igor and Roger. -- Chris Kavan

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Radicchio - wrote on 04/26/2010

Quite simply one of the most overwhelmingly powerful films I've ever seen. The Dardennes have the unique ability to journey into the souls of their central protagonists - and few films travel so far into that area as this one. Like all their recent films, the main action of the film involves a character's moral development, and the suspense lies in that character's attempts to make a correct decision in a bleak and unforgiving world. The directing, the acting, the manner of filming - all make this an unforgettable experience (and one that never loses its power on repeat viewings.) Emotionally exhausting, harrowing, and ultimately redemptive. I am a better person for having seen this film.

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