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Promise at Dawn (1970)

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »
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Nina Kacewa
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Romain Kacew age 25
Didier Haudepin ...
Romain Kacew age 15
François Raffoul ...
Romain Kacew age 9
Despo Diamantidou ...
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Igor Igorevitch
Fernand Gravey ...
Jean-Michel Serusier
Jacqueline Porel ...
Madame Mailer
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Fat Woman
Maria Machado ...
Nathalie Lissenko
Julie Dassin ...
Romain's Friend
René Clermont ...
Mr. Piekielny
Carol Cole ...
Louison - a nurse
Marina Nestora ...
Mariette
Audrey Berindey ...
Valentine Mailer
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25 November 1970 (France)  »

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Vittorio De Sica was originally signed to direct, and he planned for either Ingrid Bergman or Ava Gardner to star. See more »

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A very good Performance By Melina

This is the story of Romain Gary. This films shows the relationship between Romain Gary and his Mother, Nina Kacew. Melina is excellent, some critics thought that she deserved an Oscar for her performance. Rex Reed named Melina as the 'Mercourial Melina'.She plays an overbearing mother, and she is excellent at this role. Her love for her son is driving her to do things that non-one else could have thought, as to write hundreds of letters to be sent to her son, daily, after her death, in order for him not to understand the loss of his mother. Melina's best friend, Despo Diamantidou plays Aniela, and Melina's husband and director Jules Dassin plays Romain's friend. It's a very good movie, based on Melina's character.


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