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Ghost River (2002)

La vie promise (original title)
A prostitute and her teenager daughter, will have to run away after the girl stabs her mother's pimp. The woman will try to find her son, which she hasn't seen in 8 years.

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Sylvia
Pascal Greggory ...
Joshua
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Laurence
Fabienne Babe ...
Sandra
André Marcon ...
Piotr
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ...
Maquereau 1 (as Louis Do de Lencquesaing)
David Martins ...
Maquereau 2
Édith Le Merdy ...
Femme hameau
Denis Braccini ...
Policier en civil
Irène Ismaïloff ...
Femme du policier en civil
Naguime Bendidi ...
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Frédéric Maranber ...
Gérant motel
Valérie Flan ...
Femme ferme
Paul-Alexandre Bardela ...
Petit garçon ferme
Abdelkader ...
Policier Péage
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Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive and bond with each other. Written by Peter

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Wayfaring Stranger
Performed by Andreas Scholl and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (as The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)
Produced and Arranged by Craig Leon
Courtesy of Decca Records
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Another Bravura performance by Huppert
7 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a recent interview, Dustin Hoffman (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium) was talking about his upcoming film, Last Chance Harvey. He described it as "the kind of film that has been coming out for years in France...We don't believe in middle-aged love stories." Why wait for Hoffman's film next year, when you can see the amazing Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, The Bedroom Window), who was an incredible looking 49 when she made this film.

OK, a slowly unfolding relationship between Huppert and Pascal Greggory, the same age, doesn't appeal to you. You would rather drool over Keira Knightley, Emily Blunt, Ellen Page or Megan Fox. But, to dismiss one of the truly great actresses of our time would be a mistake.

Like many, I love on-the-edge-of-your-seat action and dazzling special effects, but there are time when I just want to sit back with a special beverage and let beautiful cinematography, soothing music, and brilliant acting slowing wash over me. Olivier Dahan's (La Vie en rose, Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse) film fits the bill perfectly.


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