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Promise at Dawn (2017)

La promesse de l'aube (original title)
From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story ... See full summary »

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Eric Barbier
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Pierre Niney ... Roman Kacew, dit Romain Gary
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Nina Kacew
Didier Bourdon ... Alex Gubernatis
Jean-Pierre Darroussin ... Zaremba
Catherine McCormack ... Lesley Blanch
Finnegan Oldfield ... Capitaine Langer
Pawel Puchalski Pawel Puchalski ... Romain (8-10 ans)
Némo Schiffman Némo Schiffman ... Romain (14-16 ans)
Zoe Boyle ... La poétesse
Lou Chauvain Lou Chauvain ... Mariette
Emiliano Suarez Emiliano Suarez ... Le chauffeur de taxi Mexique
Alberto Maneiro ... Le médecin hôpital Mexico
Preciado Rodriguez Preciado Rodriguez ... Le réceptionniste hôtel Puebla
Katarzyna Skarzanka Katarzyna Skarzanka ... Aniela
Marta Klubowicz ... Madame Podowska
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From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and sole writer to have won the Goncourt Prize for French literature two times. Written by pathé international

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Romain Gary, the author of the autobiographical novel on which this movie is based, directed two films: Birds in Peru (1968) and Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! (1971). See more »

Quotes

Roman Kacew, dit Romain Gary: I made the promise to straighten the world and lay it at his feet
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Features La Libération de Paris (1944) See more »

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Dinner and the ships of dreams
Composed by Max Richter
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if U know any momma's boys treat them to this movie
7 September 2019 | by SONNYK_USASee all my reviews

WOW!! French writer Romain Gary has more in common with me that just his pen name, like me he was a Mama's Boy. Sort of a French Hemingway with mostly mommy issues as well as military service in WW2. There was also the command from his Mother: "Go Kill Hitler!" This amazing movie starts during RG's boyhood and continues thru every phase of his amazing life. No shortage of drama, to say the least. RIght now this is playing at the Quad cinema on 13th st in Manhattan (9/6/19). I was able to see the Mom in the movie in person, the great French actor Charlotte Gainsbourg showed up for a post-screening Q&A. What a bonus !! That was a one-time deal but if U know any momma's boys treat them to this movie, they'll love this Momma too!


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France | Belgium

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French | Polish | Spanish | English

Release Date:

6 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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