Cine Club

Thursday 25 October 2012 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber


Directed by J.P. Dardenne and L. Dardenne (Belgium, 1999)

Palme d’Or Festival de Cannes 1999

With: Emilie Dequenne, Fabrizio Rongione, Anne Yermaux, Olivier Gourmet, Frédéric Bodson
Original version French; English subtitles; 90 minutes

Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother, and moved by despair she will do anything to maintain a job. The first scene, like almost all others, is a fighting scene. A girl, about eighteen, is sacked from her factory work because her trial period is over. The girl, Rosetta, is quite upset and the cops will have to arrive to get her out. She has her reasons: she lives in a caravan, with her alcoholic mother. She goes looking for work as some go to the war. Treasons, murders are in her mind, if not in her act.

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Thursday 1st November 2012 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

La Promesse

Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Belgium, 1996) 

With: : Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo
Original version french; english subtitles; 90 minutes

Igor is a 15 year old boy living in a bleak Belgian town and who helps his bullying father Roger exploit illegal immigrants.   When one of these immigrants, a man named Amidou, is accidentally killed whilst working on a building site, Igor promises to look after his wife and baby.  Roger is far less generous, however.  He secretly buries the body (with Igor’s help) and plans to remove Amidou’s wife to Germany to prevent her from making enquiries into her husband’s disappearance.  Remembering his promise to Amidou, Igor turns against his father and attempts to help the unfortunate woman and her baby…

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