The Promise (1995 film)

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The Promise
Directed byMargarethe von Trotta
Produced byEberhard Junkersdorf
Screenplay byFelice Laudadio and Margarethe von Trotta (with Peter Schneider)
StarringCorinna Harfouch
Meret Becker
August Zirner
Tina Engel
Dieter Mann
Eva Mattes
Music byJürgen Knieper
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
115 minutes

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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  1. ^ H. G. Pflaum. "On the history of the German candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film". German Films. Archived from the original on 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2008-08-27.

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