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Les promesses de l'aube (2009)

| 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

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Short | Drama






Also Known As:

Beautiful Awakenings  »

Box Office


€6,562 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

1.77 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was first meant to be edited chronologically. The idea of a non-chronological editing popped up when Frédéric Chane-son and editor Sylvain Daulin watched the dailies and realized Marien's arrival was too quick. Indeed, when Lamya is at the door calling Marien and asking him to come over, there hardly was a ten second period between the moment Lamya rings off and the moment Marien knocks at the door of the room. The non-chronological editing conceals this funny incoherence. "But it definitely gives the film more depth and a more interesting pace" says Chane-son. See more »


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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