The Promise (1995 film)

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]

The Promise
Directed byMargarethe von Trotta
Produced byEberhard Junkersdorf
Screenplay byFelice Laudadio and Margarethe von Trotta (with Peter Schneider)
Music byJürgen Knieper
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
115 minutes
  • Germany
  • France
  • Switzerland


  • Corinna Harfouch: Sophie
  • Meret Becker: Die junge (young) Sophie
  • August Zirner: Konrad
  • Anian Zollner: Der junge (young) Konrad
  • Jörg Meister: Alexander, 20 Jahre alt
  • Tina Engel: Sophies Tante (aunt)
  • Monika Hansen: Sophies Mutter (mother)
  • Klaus Piontek: Sophies Stiefvater
  • Ruth Glöss: Konrads Großmutter (granny)
  • Dieter Mann: Konrads Vater (father)
  • Simone von Zglinicki: Konrads Mutter
  • Hans Kremer: Harald
  • Eva Mattes: Barbara
  • Susann Ugé: die junge Barbara
  • Hark Bohm: Müller
  • Otto Sander: Professor Lorenz
  • Anka Baier: Monika
  • Sven Lehmann: Max
  • Heiko Senst: Wolfgang
  • Ulrike Krumbiegel: Elisabeth

See also


  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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