1 user

Beautiful Awakenings (2009)

Les promesses de l'aube (original title)
| Short, Drama
1:09 | Trailer
A man gets more than he bargained for from an aging female prostitute.




Cast overview:
Franck Villette ...
Akéla Sari ...
Sébastien Pichat ...
Homme couple
Juliette Parisot ...
Femme couple
Eddy Makhlouka ...
Jeune 1
Oussama Kheddam ...
Jeune 2


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Short | Drama






Also Known As:

Beautiful Awakenings  »

Box Office


€6,562 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

1.77 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In spite of the tatty aspect of the room, the shooting took place in a three-star hotel of Lyon. On the first day of shooting, all of the original luxurious furnishing of the room (except the bed) have been removed and replaced by old and rickety pieces of furniture sometimes picked and found amongst garbage. The immaculate white walls have been soiled with very liquid mud that gave them this darker shade of beige. For the bathroom, the production designer used a combination of earth and beer so that the soiling ( once dried up) stays stuck on the wall tiling. See more »


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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
For those of you whose only interest in this piece apophis189
Discuss Beautiful Awakenings (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: