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Promise at Dawn (1970)

GP  -  Drama  -  25 November 1970 (France)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Kacewa
Romain Kacew age 25
Didier Haudepin ...
Romain Kacew age 15
François Raffoul ...
Romain Kacew age 9
Despo Diamantidou ...
Aniela (as Despo)
Jean Martin ...
Igor Igorevitch
Fernand Gravey ...
Jean-Michel Serusier
Jacqueline Porel ...
Madame Mailer
Elspeth March ...
Fat Woman
Maria Machado ...
Nathalie Lissenko
Julie Dassin ...
Romain's Friend
René Clermont ...
Mr. Piekielny
Carol Cole ...
Louison - a nurse
Marina Nestora ...
Audrey Berindey ...
Valentine Mailer


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All promises -relatively- fulfilled.
4 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Based on novelist Romain Gary's biography,this is a good film by Jules Dassin .Melina Mercouri may ham it up,but here with good results for her character of a Jewish mom is really convincing,and it's the main asset of Dassin's work.The director was succumbing to the vices of European cinema of the era: the slow motion sequences ,which were very trendy then are almost unbearable today.Romain is played by no less than three different actors:Didier Haudepin (Romain at 15) was famous for his sensational part of the young boy of "les Amitiés Particulières" and Assi (aka Assaf) Dayan (Romain at 25) played opposite Anjelica Huston in the latter's father's "A walk with love and death" released the same year.

Through the pleasure and the pain,through the years she came and went...Portrait of a mother .This is probably my favorite performance by M.Mercouri.

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