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Ghost River (2002)
"La vie promise" (original title)

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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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she is nothing, and now she knows it

Films can put too much on the screen, or too little. For many LA VIE PROMISE puts too little. Personally, I prefer too little; I can always fill in what I need to make sense, enjoy, understand, etc. Fortunately, in LVP, Isabelle Huppert's face tells the whole story. She's a woman who is looking for her life and thought she found it in her medical record (she was hospitalized in a psychiatric institution). She senses she lost her memory, but learns that she had lost nothing. This is a woman who has no substance, and if you don't understand what that means, you won't appreciate this film. Hers is a great tragedy, a double tragedy; she is nothing, and now she knows it. Still, she grasps at life and may.... I first saw LVP in JAN2004 at the PSIFF and was glad to fill in more with another viewing.


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