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PROMISE (THE)

AKA LA PROMESSE

Director : JEAN-PIERRE & LUC DARDENNE

Status: Completed

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Synopsis
Belgium today. Teenage Igor helps his father Roger run an illegal immigrant
labour ring, while continuing to indulge in childish pastimes. For Igor, taking part
in his father’sscams is in the natural order of things – like stealing a purse from
the old lady whose car he’srepairing. ˜Innocent™ wrong-doing…
He will lose his ˜innocence™ abruptly when, with Roger and on his orders,
they leave Hamidou, an African immigrant worker, to die after he falls from some
scaffolding. Before he dies, Hamidou begs Igor to look after his wife and son.
Igor promises without Roger’sknowledge.

This is the beginning of the gradual awakening of moral awareness in Igor, torn between loyalty to his father and loyalty to his promise.