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Ghost River (2002)

La vie promise (original title)
A prostitute and her teenager daughter, will have to run away after the girl stabs her mother's pimp. The woman will try to find her son, which she hasn't seen in 8 years.

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Olivier Dahan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Sylvia
Pascal Greggory ... Joshua
Maud Forget ... Laurence
Fabienne Babe Fabienne Babe ... Sandra
André Marcon ... Piotr
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ... Maquereau 1 (as Louis Do de Lencquesaing)
David Martins David Martins ... Maquereau 2
Édith Le Merdy ... Femme hameau
Denis Braccini Denis Braccini ... Policier en civil
Irène Ismaïloff Irène Ismaïloff ... Femme du policier en civil
Naguime Bendidi Naguime Bendidi ... Comionneur
Frédéric Maranber Frédéric Maranber ... Gérant motel
Valérie Flan Valérie Flan ... Femme ferme
Paul-Alexandre Bardela Paul-Alexandre Bardela ... Petit garçon ferme
Abdelkader Abdelkader ... Policier Péage
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Storyline

Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive and bond with each other. Written by Peter

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 September 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost River See more »

Filming Locations:

Grenoble, Isère, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,761, 7 March 2004

Gross USA:

$40,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$895,334
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Wayfaring Stranger
Performed by Andreas Scholl and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (as The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)
Produced and Arranged by Craig Leon
Courtesy of Decca Records
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she is nothing, and now she knows it
22 May 2004 | by Elizabeth NolanSee all my reviews

Films can put too much on the screen, or too little. For many LA VIE PROMISE puts too little. Personally, I prefer too little; I can always fill in what I need to make sense, enjoy, understand, etc. Fortunately, in LVP, Isabelle Huppert's face tells the whole story. She's a woman who is looking for her life and thought she found it in her medical record (she was hospitalized in a psychiatric institution). She senses she lost her memory, but learns that she had lost nothing. This is a woman who has no substance, and if you don't understand what that means, you won't appreciate this film. Hers is a great tragedy, a double tragedy; she is nothing, and now she knows it. Still, she grasps at life and may.... I first saw LVP in JAN2004 at the PSIFF and was glad to fill in more with another viewing.


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