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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film La promesse

    Du cinéma de premier ordre ! www.cinefiches.com

  2. Balthaz21's rating of the film La promesse

  3. choupinet's rating of the film La promesse

    The thematic structure goes hand in hand with the style, which is why I adore the cinema of the Dardenne brothers so much.

  4. J. Cortazar's rating of the film La promesse

  5. alphonse's rating of the film La promesse

    La Promesse is a substantially rich social drama that depicts a world where injustice and immorality rules, and where even the souls of young teenagers are already corrupt, even if they manage to be deeply pure and righteous in the most decisive moments. The Dardennes' raw, marginal style works like wonders in this intense and hopeless tale, as this one may just be their most complete film.

  6. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film La promesse

    The Dardenne's debut is one of their finest- a film that takes the touchy subject of illegal immigration and handles it with a humanistic touch and pits their character in a moral dilemma that is as tragic as it is honest. I loved this movie!

  7. Aardsy's rating of the film La promesse

  8. James Mackin's rating of the film La promesse

    A kid growing up with shitty morality tries to be good, and it doesn't exactly work out. Morality is tricky.

  9. Andrew Miller's rating of the film La promesse

    The film has kept me up at night many a time-- the themes seem simple enough, but they unfold like an opening hand.

  10. Ahmed Hasan's rating of the film La promesse

  11. astygianelysium's rating of the film La promesse

    the flaw in this film (smoothed over in their later work, I think) is that the drama of exceptional circumstances overloads the film's (very deep) emotional capacity. but the characterization of a boy poised between obedience / mimicry (fatherhood as toxin) and ethical self-responsibility (the terror of individuation) is extremely deft, and the fearless ending, which undoes so much narrative work, is frankly perfect.

  12. Ecpln's rating of the film La promesse

    İnsanların içinde bulunduğu çaresizliğin sessiz çığlığı kulakları tırmalıyor bu filmde

  13. bontampi's rating of the film La promesse

    a dardennes movie, 4 stars, like always very strong and just. Jeremy rennier with 14 is incredible

  14. esen özen's rating of the film La promesse

    İyi sinemaya güzel bir örnek... Filmden dikkatimi çeken küçük bir nokta: Burkina Fasolu kadın Ramazanın bitişini kurban keserek kutlarken aynı zamanda putlara da inanıyor, kötü ruhlara karşı korunmak için ayin yapıyor. İslamiyet ve yerel inancın ilginç bir sentezi gibi. Geçmişte Fransız sömürgesi olan ülkede Fransızlar dillerini bırakarak gitmişler ülkeden, Batılı kültürlerini yanlarına alarak. Ne ironi!

  15. Güven Şahinkanat's rating of the film La promesse

    at start my expectations were huge , it was deserving 5 stars with those actors ... but this is not reality . it is a story which makes confession over a child's conscience . For this reason this is not a intimate movie. european people's point of view for immigrants is still same .There is no change. I dont know when they will stop relieving their consciences over cinema . la promesse 96 , le havre 2011 ... .... .

  16. lieakwie's rating of the film La promesse

    Another Social Realistic Masterpiece by Jean-Pierre & Luc..

  17. gaffordKINO's rating of the film La promesse

    There's no one moment in Igor's transformation that feels overwrought. It's a slow build that is ultimately worth it. That ending left me in chills.

  18. MajoMercier's rating of the film La promesse

    Great intense acting and powerful close camera work. The film has a great rhythm and keeps raw reality and humor in balance. The aspect ratio of the image bothers me.

  19. Bilan's rating of the film La promesse

    just a great hard powerful movie

  20. bartkl's rating of the film La promesse

    Minimalist realism, with nothing superficial added for dramatic effect, relying entirely on the ethically bleak situations and the amazingly enacted personas. A touching story full of dilemmas in which little is black and white. This film goes as deep as films ought to go, I honestly feel guilty not giving this five stars.

  21. Kamran's rating of the film La promesse

    an intricately woven story of growing up by defining one's own moral compass. 82/100

  22. Nathan Ruell's rating of the film La promesse

    eee n van de betere dardennes

  23. Luis Pizarro's rating of the film La promesse

  24. Michael Goetz's rating of the film La promesse

    The Dardennes are masters of the hard presentation of reality without the slightest edge of preachiness. It helps that they focus on young people at a liminal stage of life, when they face the moral choices that will set the course for the adulthood to come. This portrait of the immigrant poor and working class natives of Belgium is a Bicycle Thieves for a globalized world.

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