The Promised Life (2004)

The Promised Life
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Antoine Deflandre Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Marco Bardochan Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Richard Marizy Editor n/a 172 7000001
Pascal Villard Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Jerome Wiciak Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Marc Doisne Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000005
Jean-Paul Hurier Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000004
Alex Lamarque Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Mathias Honore Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Fabienne Babe Actor Sandra 1 1000004
Maud Forget Actor Laurence 1 1000003
Pascal Greggory Actor Joshua 1 1000002
Andre Marcon Actor Piotr 1 1000005
Olivier Dahan Director n/a 2 2000001
Agnes Fustier Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Eric Neve Producer n/a 3 3000001
Isabelle Huppert Actor Sylvia 1 1000001
Synopsis
Sylvia is a prostitute in Nice, with a self-protective talent for blocking out huge chunks of her past. When her 14-year-old daughter, Laurence, skips out on foster care to see her biological mom, Sylvia is rudely dismissive. In an episode of bad timing, Laurence ends up stabbing a pimp in Sylvia's apartment. Estranged mother and daughter beat a hasty retreat heading north via train, bus and the kindness of strangers to reunite with the husband and 8-year-old son she skipped out on after the boy's birth landed her in a psychiatric hospital. Sylvia's heartbreaking and perhaps impossible goal is nothing short of trying to put all the things that have come apart in her life back together again.