The Promise (1995 film)

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The Promise
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
Produced by Eberhard Junkersdorf
Screenplay by Felice Laudadio and Margarethe von Trotta (with Peter Schneider)
Starring Corinna Harfouch, Meret Becker, August Zirner, Tina Engel, Dieter Mann, Eva Mattes
Music by Jürgen Knieper
Release dates
  • 1995 (1995) (Germany)
Running time 115 minutes
Country Germany
France
Switzerland
Language German

The Promise (German: Das Versprechen) is a 1995 German-language film directed by Margarethe von Trotta. It was an international co-production between Germany, France and Switzerland. Two young lovers in Berlin are separated when the Berlin wall goes up, and their stories intertwine during the three decades to German reunification. This film was chosen as Germany's official submission to the 67th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, but did not receive a nomination.[1]

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