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by Olivier Dahan


Sylvia, a young woman, is a prostitute in Nice. She has a difficult relationship with her daughter, Laurence. Both are forced to run away. They take to the road, trying to find Sylvia’s first husband and the son she had with him. They cross paths with Joshua, a man out on parole, who’s decided he won’t go back to prison.

international title: Ghost River
original title: La vie promise
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Olivier Dahan
film run: 93'
release date: FR 04/09/2002, CH 18/09/2002, BE 06/11/2002, GR 01/05/2003, NO 01/02/2003, NL 31/07/2003
screenplay: Agnès Fustier-Dahan
cast: Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Maud Forget, André Marcon, Fabienne Babe
cinematography by: Alex Lamarque
film editing: Richard Marizy
art director: Marc Bardochan
costumes designer: Gigi Lepage
producer: Eric Névé
production: La Chauve Souris, BAC Films, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, StudioCanal, SFP Cinéma, Compagnie des Films (FR)
distributor: BAC Films, Frenetic Films (CH), Paradiso Entertainment (BE), Playtime Releasing (GR), SEG - Scandinavian Entertainment Group (NO), Paradiso Film (NL), Vertigo Films (ES), Intersonic Taunus Production (CZ/SK),
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