FFF19 Promise at Dawn

5th March, 2019 (M)
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  • Director Eric Barbier
  • Cast Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bourdon, Pierre Niney, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine McCormack
  • Duration 131 min
  • Rating M
  • Language French and Polish with English subtitles
  • Genre Drama


From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice, to his years as a student in Paris and arduous training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the story of famed French novelist and diplomat, Romain Gary, whose relationship with his endearing yet eccentric mother shaped the man he ultimately became.


NOMINATED: Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, C├ęsar Awards 2018
NOMINATED: Best Actress at the Lumiere Awards 2018


  • "Filmed by Eric Barbier, the Charlotte Gainsbourg-Pierre Niney duo is exceptional. The characteristics of the war movie follow the romantic tragicomedy genre which is, like in music, the bass line of this great show." Le Parisien

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