Original name: La Promesse
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
emotional, serious, bleak, reflective, melancholic, tense, realistic, enigmatic, sincere, harsh, touching, talky, atmospheric, meditative, dark humor, ironic, cerebral, surreal, artsy, stylized, art house, lyrical, dramatic
immigrants, coming of age, realism, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, brothers, crime gone awry, innocence lost, redemption, working class, parent child relationship, troubled teen, parents and children, life & death, coming-of-age, childhood, catastrophe, environment, brutality, pornography, culture clash, storytelling, youth, gangsters, gunfight, guilt, prostitution, loneliness, greed, writers, family problems, runaway, existentialism, morality, art, dialogue, relationships, father-son relationship, family relations, solitude, life philosophy, mentor, adolescence, hospital, death, adoption, babies and infants, transformation, dealing with death, finnish, human nature, twists & turns, bollywood, ethnic conflict, siblings relations, death in the family, teenage life, life is a bitch, society, child driving car, illegal immigration, ring, construction worker, accidental death, teenage boy, baby, smuggling, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), vampire human love, stylish, segregation, dreams
belgium, europe, antwerp, usa, los angeles, tokyo