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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... 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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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | Polish | Spanish | English

Release Date:

20 December 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Promesa al amanecer See more »

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2.39 : 1
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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 The White Devil (1930) See more »

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Dinner and the ships of dreams
Composed by Max Richter
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A marvel
29 June 2018 | by talki-66-7700See all my reviews

What a extraordinary history, what a fascinating film. What a fascinating couple: mother and son. What a difficult question: is it possible to love too much?can morhers love be toxic? The mother and her son. The mother who invented herself invented Whole world invented her son. Who repeated him: you will be famous be a writer be a diplomat, you will buy your suits in London. And he did. He did it for mother, he become a famous novelist and a diplomat and War hero. For mother not for himself. He wrote that duch a love can be too much. And commited suicide. Answer that question about love


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