Our screening of Margarethe von Trotta’s The Promise links with our recent Margarethe von Trotta season, which spotlighted Germany’s leading feminist film director. The Promise chronicles the lives of five East Berlin youngsters from their dramatic escape to West Berlin after the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 to its fall in 1989, when they become once again reunified with their families and lovers.

Presented in association with the German Screen Studies Network; the University of Manchester, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures; and supported by the Goethe-Institute.


116 minutes

Translated title:
Das Versprechen


Full English

Country of origin:
Czech Republic, France and Germany

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