La promesse [videorecording] / produced by Luc Dardenne and Hassen Daldoul ; written and directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
- Criterion Collection ; 620
- Language Note:
- In French, with optional subtitles in English.
- The breakthrough feature from Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. The brothers brought their unerring eye for detail and their compassion for those on society's lowest rungs developed in their earlier documentary work to an absorbing drama about a teenager who is gradually coming to understand the implications of his father making a living off of illegal alien workers.
- Audience Notes:
- MPAA rating: Not rated.
- DVD release of the 1996 motion picture.
Special features: Conversation between film critic Scott Foundas and filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne ; new interview with actors Jérémie Renier and Olivier Gourmet ; trailer ; new English subtitle translation ; booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kent Jones.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Cinematographers, Alain Marcoen, Benoít Dervaux ; editor, Marie-Hélène Dozo ; music, Jean-Marie Billy, Denis M'Punga.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet.
- Technical Details:
- DVD ; region 1 ; NTSC ; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
- No public performance rights. Classroom instruction and home use permitted.
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