Das Versprechen (The Promise) 1995

The Promise

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In 1961, shortly after the Berlin Wall is built, young lovers Konrad (August Zirner) and Sophie (Meret Becker) attempt to flee East Germany for West, but only Sophie manages to escape. Now separated by political boundaries, the two spend the next three decades trying to reconnect, even as he becomes an astrophysicist and she a member of the fashion industry. They do arrange an encounter in Prague, where Sophie becomes pregnant, but fear of punishment surrounds them, despite their love.

Cast & Crew

Meret Becker
Young Sophie
Anian Zollner
Young Konrad
Jean-Yves Gaultier
Gerard
Suzanne Uge
Young Barbara
Tina Engel
Sophie's Aunt
Peter Schneider
Writer
Felice Laudadio
Writer
Jürgen Knieper
Original Music
Franz Rath
Cinematographer
Sabine Schroth
Casting
Martin Dostal
Production Design
Benedikt Herforth
Art Direction
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  • Oct 30, 2008
    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 W Super Reviewer

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