The Promise (1995)

Promise
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Drama, Romance, Period
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Suzanne Baron Editor n/a 172 7000001
Noreen Flynn Photography still photographer 120835 6000005
Philippe Cordey Camera camera focus 120798 6000004
Jorg Widmer Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000003
Juergen Knieper Composer music composer 120836 8000001
Karel Vacek Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Franz Bauer Set Decorator n/a 165 9000004
Katrin Esther Ritterbusch Production Designer production design 164 9000003
Martin Dostal Production Designer production design 164 9000002
Manuel Heyer Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Franz Rath Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Dieter Albrecht Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Dieter Anders Location Manager n/a 193 5000004
Doris Borkmann Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Sylvette Frydman Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Frank Haferkorn Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Anna Rohde Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Jorg Grossmann Location Scout n/a 311 5000010
Ingrid Slejfir Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000009
Josiane Morand Script Supervisor (France) 191 5000008
Monica Maurer Research researcher 458 12000001
Petra Kay Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Benedikt Herforth Construction set construction 120900 21000001
Bernd Kuka Electrician n/a 450 15000003
Norbert Lude Electrician n/a 450 15000002
Rolf Schneider Gaffer n/a 268 15000001
Alfons Von Uslar Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Axel Hubner Production production scheduler 120824 25000002
Sacharula Bavelos Other production secretary 120795 26000001
Erwin Engel Production production scheduler 120824 25000004
Christian Fischer Production production scheduler 120824 25000003
Sandrine Henchoz Sound sound assistant(Switzerland) 120816 14000004
Helmut Rottgen Sound sound assistant 120816 14000003
Irmela Holzapfel Makeup n/a 353 13000004
Jana Sonntag Costumes costume assistant 120828 13000003
Yoshio Yabara Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Jurgen Holzapfel Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Elke Schreiner Wardrobe womens' wardrobe 120823 13000006
Francois Musy Sound (Switzerland) 120816 14000002
Christian Moldt Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Lutz Vetter Wardrobe men's wardrobe 120823 13000007
Dschingis Bowakow Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Felice Laudadio Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Monika Hansen Actor Sophie's Mother 1 1000016
Ulrike Krumbiegel Actor Elisabeth 1 1000015
Simone Von Zglinicki Actor Konrad's Mother 1 1000014
Dieter Mann Actor Konrad's Father 1 1000013
Klaus Piontek Actor Sophie's Stepfather 1 1000017
Christian Herrschmann Actor Alexander--as a 12-year-old 1 1000018
Anka Baier Actor Monika 1 1000021
Heiko Senst Actor Wolfgang 1 1000020
Joerg Meister Actor Alexander--as a 20-year-old 1 1000019
Hark Bohm Actor Mueller 1 1000012
Otto Sander Actor Professor Lorenz 1 1000011
Jean-Yves Gaultier Actor Gerard 1 1000005
Anian Zollner Actor Konrad--as a young man 1 1000004
August Zirner Actor Konrad 1 1000003
Meret Becker Actor Sophie--as a young woman 1 1000002
Eva Mattes Actor Barbara 1 1000006
Susann Uge Actor Barbara--as a young woman 1 1000007
Tina Engel Actor Sophie's Aunt 1 1000010
Pierre Besson Actor Harald--as a young man 1 1000009
Hans Kremer Actor Harald 1 1000008
Sven Lehmann Actor Max 1 1000022
Udo Kroschwald Actor Secret Police Agent 1 1000023
Johanna Neumann Actor n/a 1 1000037
Horst Heimer Actor n/a 1 1000036
Karl Kranzkowski Actor n/a 1 1000035
Christina Große Actor n/a 1 1000034
Margarethe Von Trotta Director n/a 2 2000001
Eberhard Junkersdorf Producer n/a 3 3000001
Margarethe Von Trotta Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Peter Schneider Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jean-Marc Henchoz Producer n/a 3 3000002
Katrin Heller Actor n/a 1 1000033
Wolfgang Winckler Actor n/a 1 1000032
Peter Pfefferkorn Actor Heinrich 1 1000026
Elisabeth Trissenaar Actor Aunt Marianne 1 1000025
Ruth Gloss Actor Konrad's Grandmother 1 1000024
Philippe-Morrier Genaud Actor Ruhlander 1 1000027
Andre Severyn Actor n/a 1 1000028
Christian Schmidt Actor n/a 1 1000031
Hagen Oechel Actor n/a 1 1000030
Franz Vielmann Actor n/a 1 1000029
Corinna Harfouch Actor Sophie 1 1000001
Synopsis
Shortly after the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961, a group of East German friends attempt a daring escape into the West. Sophie makes it, but her boyfriend Konrad is left behind. The young lovers are finally reunited in 1968 in Prague, where Konrad, now an astrophysicist, is sent to make a presentation. Although the newly pregnant Sophie wants to return with him to East Berlin, Konrad insists she remain in the West, mistakenly assuming that he'll be allowed to join her. When his plans fall through and their son is born, Sophie abruptly ends the relationship. Years of silence follow until 1980, when Konrad is allowed one more trip to the West and meets his son Alexander and Sophie's boyfriend. Konrad too is now married and a father. Nearly a decade later, during the long night of November 9th, 1989, the Berlin Wall is finally, triumphantly torn down. On a bridge, in the midst of thousands of people, three are rushing toward each other: Sophie, Konrad and their son, Alexander.