Film Scouts Reviews

"Versprechen, Das (The Promise)"

by Kathleen Carroll

Buy this video from
The early newsreel footage of Germans forlornly waving handkerchiefs to each other across the lethal barrier of the Berlin Wall shows definite promise. But, sadly, director Margarthe von Trotta's story of two lovers, trapped on different sides of the the Wall, seems all too flat and forced. Meret Becker and Anian Zollner are undeniably appealing as the young lovers coping with the agony of separationi. Alas they are abruptly replaced by Corinna Harfouch and August Zirner as the adult lovers, a casting decision that simply confuses the viewer.

Back to Versprechen, Das

Back to the Press Room

Look for Search Tips

Copyright 1994-2008 Film Scouts LLC
Created, produced, and published by Film Scouts LLC
Film Scouts® is a registered trademark of Film Scouts LLC
All rights reserved.

Suggestions? Comments? Fill out our Feedback Form.