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Das Versprechen (1995)

R  |   |  Romance, Drama  |  3 November 1995 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meret Becker ...
Sophie I
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Sophie II
Anian Zollner ...
Konrad I
August Zirner ...
Konrad II
Susanne Ugé ...
Barbara I
Eva Mattes ...
Barbara II
Pierre Besson ...
Harald I
Hans Kremer ...
Harald II
Dieter Mann ...
Konrad's Father
Simone von Zglinicki ...
Konrad's mother (as Simone von Zglienicki)
Ruth Glöss ...
Konrad's grandmother
Christian Herschmann ...
Alexander (12 years)
Joerg Meister ...
Alexander - 20 years (as Jörg Meister)
Jean-Yves Gautier ...
Gérard
Ulrike Krumbiegel ...
Elisabeth
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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. Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@research.nokia.com>

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Taglines:

Eine Liebe, eine Hoffnung, eine Mauer.

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Romance | Drama

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Rated R for a scene of sex, and for language | See all certifications »
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3 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La promesse  »

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$91,145 (USA)
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Konrad: Can a woman love a man she has only seen three times in twenty years?
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I'm an 18 year old male college student, read my thoughts.
11 October 1999 | by (Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

Hello, I viewed Das Versprechen in Germany during the summer of 1997. Like most guys, I prefer the action genre, blood and guts and so. I appreciate good love stories, but usually don't take to them. My favorite genre is that containing art films and whimsical films(i.e. A Night on Earth, Il Mostro) I do not usually get emotional during a love story inspired film, but I did during this one. It certainly was not close to the depth of say Sophie's Choice, however it was an extremely well done film. I highly recommend taking a couple of hours to watch this film, after seeing it, one will feel better about one's person.


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