The Promise (1995)

ALL 02/16/1995 (de) Drama, Romance 115 Min
  • Release
    02/16/1995
  • Production
    WDR, Canal+, Studio Babelsberg, CNC, Neue Bioskop Film, Odessa Films
  • Rotten tomato
    65.83%
  • Original title
    Das Versprechen
  • Original language
    de
  • Production Cost
  • 0.00
    -

A love, a hope, a wall.

Overview

East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, Konrad and Sophie will attempt to meet again, in spite of the Iron Curtain. Konrad, who has become a reputed Astrophysicist, tries to take advantage of scientific congresses outside Eastern Germany to arrange encounters with Sophie. But in a country where the political police, the Stasi, monitors the moves of all suspicious people (such as Konrad's sister Barbara and her husband Harald), preserving one's privacy, ideals and self-respect becomes an exhausting fight, even as the Eastern block begins its long process of disintegration.

  1. Story

  2. Suzanne Baron

    Editor



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The Promise (1995) 115 Min

ALL 02/16/1995 (de)
Drama, Romance
  • Release 02/16/1995
  • Production
    WDR, Canal+, Studio Babelsberg, CNC, Neue Bioskop Film, Odessa Films
  • Original title Das Versprechen
  • de
  • Revenue0.00

A love, a hope, a wall.

Overview

East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, Konrad and Sophie will attempt to meet again, in spite of the Iron Curtain. Konrad, who has become a reputed Astrophysicist, tries to take advantage of scientific congresses outside Eastern Germany to arrange encounters with Sophie. But in a country where the political police, the Stasi, monitors the moves of all suspicious people (such as Konrad's sister Barbara and her husband Harald), preserving one's privacy, ideals and self-respect becomes an exhausting fight, even as the Eastern block begins its long process of disintegration.

  1. Margarethe von Trotta

    Director

  2. Story

  3. Suzanne Baron

    Editor

  4. Eberhard Junkersdorf

    Producer