MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,206 this week

Das Versprechen (1995)

 -  Romance | Drama  -  3 November 1995 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 481 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 12 critic

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 »

Writers:

(dialogue), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 11 Apr 2011
 
a list of 1015 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 62 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 77 titles
created 09 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Das Versprechen" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Das Versprechen (1995)

Das Versprechen (1995) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Das Versprechen.
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rosenstrasse (2003)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Katja Riemann, Maria Schrader, Svea Lohde
La Promesse (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Igor and his father, Roger, are making a decent living renting apartments to illegal immigrants and sometimes working them illegally (among other scams). But when the building inspector ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Stars: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Successful architect Robert has a one-night stand with a mysterious lady in red. The next day they meet again, but Carolin is now a corporate lawyer working on a major contract for Robert ... See full summary »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Katja Riemann, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Karin Dor
The Pledge (2001)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Director: Sean Penn
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A rare gem of cinematic storytelling that weaves docudrama, fictional reenactment, and experimental photography into a powerful, reflective work on the early days of German cinema. The film... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders
Stars: Stefan Barber, Wiebke Bayer, Nadine Büttner
Hannah Arendt (2012)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer
Die Mauer - Berlin '61 (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Hartmut Schoen
Stars: Heino Ferch, Inka Friedrich, Iris Berben
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists", from the day they meet first in 1927 to the day in 1934, when they ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier
Stars: Ben Becker, Heino Ferch, Ulrich Noethen
Three Sisters (1988)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Fanny Ardant, Greta Scacchi, Valeria Golino
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Carla Gravina, Jacques Perrin, Paolo Graziosi
Felix I (1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Within four episodes ("Er am Ende", "Muss ich aufpassen", "Eva" and "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" ) are being told adventures of love sick Felix. On Sylt he meets two nymphomaniac women, in ... See full summary »

Directors: Christel Buschmann, Helke Sander, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Barbara Auer, Eva Mattes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meret Becker ...
Sophie I
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Eine Liebe, eine Hoffnung, eine Mauer.

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sex, and for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La promesse  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$91,145 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Sophie: You wall in a whole country, then you pop over here for a cup of coffee.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Die Neugier immer weiter treiben (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
UNEASY POLITICAL DRAMA
9 November 1999 | by (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In an interview at the time of the release of this film Margarete von Trotta rather bragged about the fact that this was the first German (after unification) film after the fall of the Berlin wall that dealt with the 28 years of history on the East side of the wall. This remains to be seen, but if so, is that a good reason to come up with this dim, tepid and obligatory romantic drama that is predictable from scene 1? A drama in which the viewer no cliche spared?

The film looks more a kaleidoscope of political events in which the two main characters just happened to be a part of. The film never is a real drama and lacks every dramatic tension. The two main characters are simply boring people (not helped much by the casting); all other characters are one-dimensional. Some bad writing is also present: some characters, like the aunt, simply disappear from the story. As to direction and filmmaking there are plenty of uneasy moments as well. In the Prague scene the girl waits on the wrong spot for her friend; well, they just wait, but then "pop" a short scene in which she asks where this or that place is and then "pop": yes, there he is! The scene of the father in hospital also just seems to come from nowhere.

It all looks like as Von Trotta really wanted to show how very, very concerned she was about the 28 years of history and by that overplaying her hand. She should either have elaborated the drama more, or have taken the trouble for a more thorough interpretation of the political situation. As it is now it is a "everything political happens to poor us" drama. (5/10)


5 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD Miss_Helle
Discuss Das Versprechen (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?