Das Versprechen (The Promise)
Das Versprechen (The Promise) (1995)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 3, 1995
DVD Release Date: March 19, 1996
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
James Berardinelli

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

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Steve Rhodes
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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.

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Dennis Schwartz
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It becomes too fuzzy when it tries to explain in 115 minutes the history of modern Germany.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Shattering film about loss.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
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… More