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Héctor Carré
José Antonio Félez (contributing writer)
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Release Date:
13 August 2004 (Spain) See more »
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After killing her abusive and unfaithful husband, the religious and schizophrenic housewife Gregoria... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A Dark Tale of Insanity and Religiosity See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Carmen Maura ... Celia
Ana Fernández ... Dorita
Juan Margallo ... Roberto
Santiago Barón ... Daniel
Evaristo Calvo ... Leandro
Xulio Lago ... Senén
Luisa Merelas ... Felisa
Antonio F. Simón ... Don Damián
Luis Iglesia ... Doctor
Víctor Mosqueira ... Cura
Chete Lera ... Amable
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Directed by
Héctor Carré 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Héctor Carré 
José Antonio Félez  contributing writer

Produced by
Francisco Arnoso 'Pixi' .... auxiliar de produccion
José Antonio Félez .... producer
Eduardo Santana .... line producer
Antonio Varela .... executive producer
Moncho Varela .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Suso Rey 
Manuel Varela 
 
Cinematography by
Juan Carlos Gómez (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nacho Ruiz Capillas 
 
Production Management
Xavier Guallar .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tania Rodríguez .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rafa Ferreiro .... props
Tony Galindo .... painter
José Antonio Perozo .... props
Vicente Peñalver .... construction coordinator
Pablo Seoane .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Amín Alí Gago .... sound editor
Amín Alí Gago .... sound recordist
Jaime Fernández .... sound re-recording mixer
Fabien Pochet .... adr mixer
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Special Effects by
Tomás Gómez .... special effects: Artefacto Escenografia crew
 
Visual Effects by
Javier Mosqueda .... data operator
 
Stunts
Diego Herberg .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alberto Díaz Blanco .... electrician
Edmundo Sanz .... key grip
Juanjo Sánchez .... steadicam operator
 
Other crew
Encarna Alonso .... script supervisor
Lara Isabel Gómez .... making-of
Cristina Sutherland .... marketing director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Promise" - USA (DVD title)
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Spain:105 min | Spain:104 min | Argentina:104 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Dark Tale of Insanity and Religiosity, 19 January 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After killing her abusive and unfaithful husband, the religious and schizophrenic housewife Gregoria (Carmen Maura) leaves Madrid and travels to Galicia to visit a church where a stranger told her that everyone should go, dead or alive. When Gregoria arrives, she saves the life of the boy Daniel (Santiago Barón) and his mother Dorita (Ana Fernández) in gratitude invites her to have lunch at her house. Gregoria changes her name to Celia and accepts to work as nanny and chambermaid for Dorita and her dysfunctional husband Leandro (Evaristo Calvo). The violent behavior of Leandro triggers an insanity process in the delusional Celia, who is haunted by demons and ghosts while trying to protect Daniel from the evilness of his parents.

"La Promesa" is a dark tale of insanity and religiosity totally supported by the stunning performance of Carmen Maura. This low budget but stylish movie is surrealistic, and uses the religious fanaticism of an ordinary frustrated woman to build a suspenseful and credible story, blurring reality and insanity of the lead character to make the viewer intrigued about what is really happening. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Promessa" ("The Promise")

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