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Beautiful Awakenings (2009)

Les promesses de l'aube (original title)
| Short, Drama
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A man gets more than he bargained for from an aging female prostitute.
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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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€6,562 (estimated)
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1.77 : 1
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Director Frédéric Chane-son was absolutely fond of one of the pieces of decoration, the framed red deer canvas, to such an extent that he took it home at the end of the shooting. See more »

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A hung-up crew member's jacket plus some crew members' feet are clearly visible on the right top corner of the screen when Ludovic turns around and smiles at Lamya at the end of the film. 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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