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Das Versprechen (The Promise)

Das Versprechen (The Promise) (1995)

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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.

Mar 19, 1996

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

February 13, 2001 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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It becomes too fuzzy when it tries to explain in 115 minutes the history of modern Germany.

March 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Shattering film about loss.

August 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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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.

February 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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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.
October 30, 2008
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