Das Versprechen (The Promise) (1995)

Das Versprechen (The Promise)


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Two star-crossed lovers, separated by the Berlin wall for thirty years are reunited. The major events in their separate lives become the focus in this German political drama. The story begins in August 1961 as the Wall is being built. In Eastern Berlin a group of young adults plans their escape. Included in the group are Konrad and Sophie who has an aunt on the other side. It is the aunt who will sponsor the escapees. Escape will be the only way Konrad and Sophie will be able to stay together. … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 19, 1996


as Young Sophie

as Sophie Sellman

as Young Konrad

as Konrad Richter

as Barbara

as Muller

as Sophie's Aunt

as Prof. Lorenz

as Monika

as Harald I

as Man in Court

as Konrad's Grandfather

as Sophie's Mother

as Alexander at 12 Year...

as Prison Director

as Escape Aide

as 1st Border Official

as Müller I

as Party Secretary at S...

as Konrad's Father

as Alexander at 20 Year...

as Army Instructor

as Sophie's Stepfather

as Border Officer

as Wolfgang

as Uwe Border Guard

as Barbara I

as Stasi Man in Court

as Konrad's Mother

as Stasi Man at School
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Critic Reviews for Das Versprechen (The Promise)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Director Margarethe von Trotta effortlessly weaves history and personal events into a tapestry full of emotion and irony.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

It becomes too fuzzy when it tries to explain in 115 minutes the history of modern Germany.

Full Review… | March 25, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Shattering film about loss.

Full Review… | August 28, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Although it has many a tragic scene, the ultimate message made me feel like I had just heard Beethoven's Ode to Joy being sung - very uplifting.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Internet Reviews

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

Audience Reviews for Das Versprechen (The Promise)

This is a decent film set against the time Germany was divided by the Wall, but the romance part of the story was just a little bit too overly sentimental for my tastes.

Chris Weber

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