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LA PROMESSE (1996) Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne

  • The Burgdorff Center 10 Durand Road Maplewood, NJ, 07040 United States (map)

Roger uses his 15-year-old son, Igor, to help traffic, house and ruthlessly exploit illegal immigrants in Belgium. When African immigrant Amidou tumbles from a scaffold, Igor finds him before he dies and promises that he will take care of his wife and baby. Forced by his father to cover up the death, Igor struggles to choose between loyalty to his unsavory parent and keeping the promise that he made to the dying man.

UPDATE: All tickets are now buy one get one FREE! That's right! If you've purchased a ticket to La Promesse you can feel free to bring a friend at no extra charge!

This is a bonus screening at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, co-sponsored by the Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs. This screening will be $15, paid at the door or in advance. Admission is not covered by the SOPAC Scandinavian Series membership, however those who have purchased the SOPAC series membership will get a reduced fee of $12.  If you wish to purchase your admission in advance or you have any questions, please contact us as soon as possible. Reserve your ticket today!

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