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La Promesse, 1996

La Promesse
Written by: Luc Dardenne
Language:  French, Romanian
Country:  Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Runtime:  92 min
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La Promesse can be described as tense, emotional, and sincere. The plot revolves around immigrants, a dysfunctional family, and coming of age. The main genres are drama and foreign. In terms of style, La Promesse features realism. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The storytelling is slow paced. La Promesse is located in antwerp, Belgium, and Los Angeles. It takes place in the 1990s. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed.

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La Promesse (1996)

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Roger, a teenage boy, works for his father's construction business, a company that employs illegal immigrants... more

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Language: French, Romanian
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Release date: 16 May 1997
Runtime: 92 min

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Jérémie Rénier Jérémie Rénier As Igor
Olivier Gourmet Olivier Gourmet As Roger
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This movie works on so many levels. Part father/son tragedy, part social comment on the plight of immigrants, part stark observation of working class southern Belgium the film melds all of these ideas into a cohesive tale that is brutally honest,...
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30.June.2010 |  by: Gabriel
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A bit grim in it's almost semi-documentary look at the life of a blue-collar Belgian teenager who is undergoing vocational education as a mechanic. He lives just with his father, who is kind of a sleazy operator in the construction business,...
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