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Promise of Pisa (2019)

De belofte van Pisa (original title)
The story of a Dutch-Moroccan boy who tries to survive at an elite music academy in posh Amsterdam South, while his brother is in prison. Based on the novel by Mano Bouzamour.

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Norbert ter Hall
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Credited cast:
Nadia Abdelouafi Nadia Abdelouafi ... Schoonmaakster
Aziz Akazim Aziz Akazim ... Duivel
Mostafa Benkerroum ... Imam
Mano Bouzamour Mano Bouzamour ... IJsverkoper
Thor Braun ... IJsbrand Versluys
Rachida Chbani Rachida Chbani ... Moeder Zafar
Nora El Koussour ... Mina Zafar
Shahine El-Hamus Shahine El-Hamus ... Sam (as Shahine el Hamus)
Noureddine Farihi Noureddine Farihi ... Vader Zafar
Simone Giel Simone Giel ... Kyra
Monic Hendrickx ... Iris Versluys
Cees Heyne Cees Heyne ... Bastiaan Versluys
Tine Joustra ... French teacher
Olivia Lonsdale ... Annelies Salomons
Fabrizio Manfredi Fabrizio Manfredi ... Prison guard (as Manfredi Fabrizio)
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The story of a Dutch-Moroccan boy who tries to survive at an elite music academy in posh Amsterdam South, while his brother is in prison. Based on the novel by Mano Bouzamour.

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

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Screenwriters Norbert ter Hall and Robert Alberdingk Thijm changed the threesome from the book into a foursome for the movie. Author Mano Bouzamour liked the change so much that he rewrote that chapter to include the foursome in the next edition of his book, stating that he regretted that he didn't come up with it himself. See more »

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Featured in Grolsch Gouden Kalveren Gala (2020) See more »

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A loving story about hope
8 October 2019 | by casa_de_angelSee all my reviews

In times where diversity ranks as high as it can get in The Netherlands and stereotypes are as ever actual, DE BELOFTE VAN PISA has its lead Sam invested in a search for hope to leave his natural habitat in search for a meaningful life, away from crime and those same stereotypes. Its lead Shahine el Hamus transforms effortless and gives a touching debut. Together with its flairy direction, contrasting colors and a overtly present musical score, DE BELOFTE VAN PISA succeeds and delivers. You walk out of the theatre feeling hopeful. Based on the bestselling book written by Mano Bouzamour.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

10 October 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$297,388
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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