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Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

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Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)
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Hailed by critics everywhere as one of the top ten films of the year, The Promise is the extraordinary story of a boy's ascendance to grace. Under the conscienceless guidance of his father (Olivier Gourmet as Roger), fifteen-year old Igor appears destined to a life of petty crime. All changes, however, when Igor delivers an uncompromising promise to Hamidou - an immigrant who while working illegally for Roger accidentally falls to his death. As Roger scrambles to cover-up the accident, Igor suddenly finds himself torn between his loyalty to Roger and the agreement he made with Hamidou. Suspicious of Roger's motivation and intimately drawn to the heart of his promise, Igor must choose between his love for his father and the demands of his awakening conscience. New Yorker Video

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

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. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0117398/plotsummary)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

La Promesse draws on the considerable documentary acumen of its directors, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Rosetta), to prove a revelation in narrative filmmaking. Shot on the outskirts of an industrial city in Belgium, the film follows Igor (Jérémie Rénier), the 15-year-old son of a single parent named Roger (Olivier Gourmet) who rents squalid apartments to recently arrived immigrants, many of them illegal. As Igor struggles to hold down odd jobs while assisting his father in crooked dealings, the Dardenne brothers plunge the audience into the thick of difficult issues–immigration, cultural and racial bias, bureaucratic injustices–without overtly politicizing or diminishing any of their characters. (–Fionn Meade - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

When Igor promises to help a young African woman, he finds he must choose between loyalty to his father and his own conscience. The beauty is in how the Dardenne brothers seem to share in the viewer's curiosity about the film's outcome, having captured a world so charged yet unadorned you feel the surprise of each new scene alongside the directors. An extraordinary film that bears repeated viewings. (–Fionn Meade - Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)

Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne - La Promesse (1996)