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Beautiful Awakenings (2009)
"Les promesses de l'aube" (original title)

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A man gets more than he bargained for from an aging female prostitute.

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Cast overview:
Franck Villette ...
Ludovic
Akéla Sari ...
Lamya
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Marien
Sébastien Pichat ...
Homme couple
Juliette Parisot ...
Femme couple
Eddy Makhlouka ...
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Oussama Kheddam ...
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One night in a shady hotel room. Taciturn Ludovic takes on Lamya, a fiery aging Spanish prostitute. Is it out of lust ? Or out of curiosity ? He can't tell. But soon enough Lamya realizes something's definitely wrong. That's when things suddenly take a weird turn... Written by Frédéric Chane-son

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When Lamya opens the door to check out the number of the room, location manager 'Juliette Parisot' plays the drunk couple girl in the corridor. See more »

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In the last scene of the movie, when Ludovic goes and meets Marien again, you can see that he wears sneakers. Yet in the very last establishing shot, before the credits appear, Ludovic is barefoot. See more »

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Frederic Chane-Son has created a small masterpiece with Les promesses de l'aube!
16 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am very, very happy to have just caught this movie last week at the NewFest LGBT Film Festival in New York. Director Frederic Chane-Son has written and directed and beautifully enigmatic and sexy short film.

The audience wonders who the characters are in relation to each other. The avoidance of obviousness is perfect for the pace of the film. The main actors are sexy and easy on the eyes.

Speaking of eyes, this film is directed with much style and artistry.

I look forward to more work from Frederic Chane-Son. He is a true artist! Bravo, Frederic! I can't wait to see what you come up with in the future.


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