Les Promesses

Thomas Kruithof

Dutch premiere

Isabelle Huppert at the top of her game as an idealistic mayor who lets her political ambitions run wild. Fighting slumlords in a Paris suburb, it proves difficult to maintain power and integrity at the same time. Thrilling political drama with superior acting by the whole cast.

Clémence Collombet is the mayor of a town in ‘Greater Paris’. She is serving the final months of her political career, having promised at the outset to serve only two terms as mayor. But while Clémence is looking forward to disappearing into anonymity again, she is approached to become Minister. Although hesitant at first, the offer lights up an ambition that gets increasingly ruthless.

When Clémence and her faithful chief of staff Yazid take up arms against an anonymous slumlord who exploits migrants, the lines dividing truth and lies become blurred. As the tensions mount between her and Yazid, the question arises: is there a difference between a broken promise and a lie?

Credits

Director
Thomas Kruithof
Producer
Thibault Cast, Mathias Weber
Year
2021
Country of production
France
Type
Fiction
Duration
98 minutes
Spoken language
French
Subtitles
EN
Production company
24 25 Films
World Sales
Elle Driver
Dutch distributor
Athena Films