Promise of Pisa
A talented Moroccan boy from the hood must learn to survive at an elite music academy in Amsterdam's affluent South, while his brother is in prison.
Moroccan Sam is admitted to the prestigious Amsterdam Music Academy on the day that his older brother Mo is arrested by the police. At the posh school he is on his own, feeling utterly out of place. But his instructor pushes him to achieve greatness and he falls in love with the beautiful Annelies, all the time trying to get his brother out of prison. To find his own voice, however, Sam must first learn to listen to himself...
110' / colour
Original title: DE BELOFTE VAN PISA
Dir: Norbert ter Hall
Prod: All Yours Film (NL) - Rolf Koot
Co-prod: BNNVARA (NL), Minds Meet (BE)
Sc: Robert Alberdingk Thijm, based on the novel by Mano Bouzamour
D.O.P.: Richard van Oosterhout
Completed: September 2019
Language: Dutch, Arabic
Cast: Shahine El-Hamus, Yorick van Wageningen (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, PAPILLON), Olivia Lonsdale (MONK, PRINCE).
Norbert ter Hall:
a.o. MY LIFE (2019, feature), &ME (2013, feature), A'DAM-E.V.A. (2011-16, TV series) Awards: a.o. Best Int. Drama-Festival de la Fiction La Rochelle, NOTHING TO LOSE (2009, feature) Award: Golden Calf Best Cinematography-Netherlands FF, MONTE CARLO (2001, feature).
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