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THE PROMISE

by Héctor Carré

synopsis

Gregoria always to change her name to Celia and prayed for a better life. An unexpected encounter with a stranger reveals the existence of a sanctuary where "one must go dead or alive". Open now to hope and fresh possibilities, Gregoria resolves to put an end to her present existence. She changes her appearance and runs to Northern Spain in search of another identity. Now called Celia, Gregoria starts her new life as a nanny to the only son of a well-to-do Galician family. Rumours about the house - inexplicable illusions - gradually invade Celia's world. Tormented by "ghosts", and her own paranoia, Celia resolves to protect the boy. She begins to see danger for the boy everywhere. Her powerful, terrifying response irretrievably changes the world around her.

international title: The Promise
original title: La Promesa
country: Spain
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Héctor Carré
film run: 105'
release date: ES 13/08/2005
screenplay: Héctor Carré
cast: Carmen Maura, Ana Fernández, Juan Margallo, Chete Lera, Evaristo Calvo, Santiago Barón
cinematography by: Juan Carlos Gómez
film editing: Nacho Ruiz
art director: Ana Alvargonzález
music: Suso Rey, Manuel Varela
producer: José Antonio Félez
production: Tesela Producciones Cinematograficas, Pórtico de Comunicación
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