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4 September 2002 (France) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Grace of Monaco | 2014 Cannes Review
 (From ioncinema. 14 May 2014, 1:00 PM, PDT)

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Gripping performances, weak script, nice shots. See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Isabelle Huppert ... Sylvia
Pascal Greggory ... Joshua

Maud Forget ... 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 ... Comionneur
Frédéric Maranber ... Gérant motel
Valérie Flan ... Femme ferme
Paul-Alexandre Bardela ... Petit garçon ferme
Abdelkader ... Policier Péage
Jean-Luc Mimo ... Guichetier gare
Sylvie Lafontaine ... Vendeuse jouets
Volker Marek ... Père de Piotr
Janine Souchon ... Marie-Josée
Gilles Treton ... Employé Poste
Mélanie Vaudaine ... Femme de Piotr

Cylia Malki ... Serveuse café
Rémy Roubakha ... Georges
Elisabeth Commelin ... Infirmière psy
Jérôme Le Paulmier ... Type bétaillère
Eric Franquelin ... Motard
Samir Djama ... Jeune en mobylette
Timothée Rouaix ... Yanis 8 ans
Tatiana Porto ... Fille du policier en civil
Diana Jones ... Stripteaseuse
Leila Barazutti ... Serveuse 1 (as Leila Barazzutti)
Sarah Cacoub ... Serveuse 2
Ali Idris ... Jeune en mobylette 1
Alexandre Murard ... Jeune en mobylette 2
Paul Hervet ... Homme ferme
Hélène Né ... Mère de Piotr
Bryan Gaippe ... Yanis 2 ans
Jérôme Mattos ... Vendeur fleurs
Olivia Sitton ... Copine Laurence
Karine Lebris ... Prostituée 1 (as Karine Le Bris)
Romina Riggi ... Prostituée 2
Véronique Levy ... Prostituée 3
Laurence Laffitte ... Prostituée 4
Jasmine Taibbe ... Prostituée 5 (as Jasmina Taibbe)
Mathias Honoré ... Client cabriolet

Directed by
Olivier Dahan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Olivier Dahan 
Agnès Fustier-Dahan 

Produced by
Jean-Pierre Dionnet .... associate producer
Éric Névé .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Alex Lamarque 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marizy 
 
Casting by
Olivier Carbone 
 
Production Design by
Marco Bardochan 
 
Costume Design by
Gigi Lepage 
 
Production Management
Catherine Lapoujade .... production manager
Thierry Magniez .... unit manager
Antoine Rabaté .... post-production supervisor
Eric Simille .... assistant unit manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan Fegyveres .... second assistant director
Mathias Honoré .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Vincent Amiel .... construction coordinator
Jérôme Billa .... set dresser
Alphaize Maud .... assistant art director
Samirha Salmi .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Antoine Deflandre .... sound
Marc Doisne .... sound mixer
Xavier Drouault .... assistant foley artist
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound mixer
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Nikolas Javelle .... assistant sound editor
Frédéric Mascaras .... boom operator (as Fred Mascaras)
Bridget O'Driscoll .... dialogue editor
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Pascal Villard .... sound
Jérôme Wiciak .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Hubert Fourneaux .... visual effects
Bertrand Levallois .... visual effects producer
Kilou Picard .... visual effects coordinator: visual effects
 
Stunts
Jean-Louis Airola .... stunt performer
Isabelle Peinaud .... stunt assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Bary .... video assistant
Patrick Contesse .... gaffer
Olivier Dahan .... camera operator
Alex Lamarque .... camera operator
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Valentin Monge .... Steadicam operator
Dan Occo .... Steadicam operator
Steeven Petitteville .... second assistant camera
Frédéric Wormser .... focus puller
 
Casting Department
Anne Barbier .... extras casting
Julien Greco .... casting assistant
Emilie Maggiar .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabelle Pannetier .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Christophe Bousquet .... color timer
Sophie Delecourt .... assistant editor
Lionel Kopp .... post-production director
Benjamin Weill .... additional assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stéphane Reichart .... music scoring mixer
 
Other crew
Stéphane Boulay .... car preparer
Christine Ferrer .... script supervisor
Yael Levy .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La vie promise" - France (original title)
"The Promised Life" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Netherlands:6 | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)
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Soundtrack:
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Gripping performances, weak script, nice shots., 20 November 2003
Author: R. Nauta (rudymovie) from Amsterdam, Holland

This movie is held upright by the acting work of the main characters. Especially Isabelle Huppert exceeds herself once again, in portraying a weird persona , not the first time she achieved this. She is unsurpassable in acting out emotional developments within a story. Her meeting with her small son, she did not see for years, towards the end of the story, is gripping. It is not often cinema brings tears to me... Pascal Gregory is better than many middle of the road Hollywood actors, we see every night on TV (commercial TV in Holland at least). Our minds having been spoiled by too many cheap US products, thanks to TV, this French film is refreshing in its camera shooting. After so many road movies in the US Far West, who would believe similar shots may be made in the French "corn deserts" north of Paris? (Just get off, anywhere, from the A-1 auto route, between Paris and Lille, and see what I mean). Once again good use is made of the French richness in "patrimoine', meaning old village locations, and, as a peak, the old country farm house, the main character grew up in. What a great ruin, an ideal Parisians holiday home!! The weak points, I think at least, are mainly in the script, and casting. Sylvia's daughter, is partly miscasted, as she is the opposite to Sylvia, in looks and character. The storyline resembles a cheap love-novel sometimes, in its sentimentality. Nevertheless, a fine example of French "authors'" film making, in a natural style only the French can make.

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