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A Promise

Drama/Romance

Rated R

Box Office: $0.0M

Format

Boxart Format Release Date
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UPC: 030306938196
08/26/2014

Release Dates

When Announced When Released
In Theaters April 18 2014
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On DVD August 26 2014Now Available

Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, Richard Madden, Toby Murray, Maggie Steed, Shannon Tarbet, Sarah Messens

DIRECTOR

Patrice Leconte

WRITER

Patrice Leconte, Stefan Zweig, Jerome Tonnerre

PRODUCER

Marc Missonnier, Olivier Delbosc

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Christine de Jekel

SYNOPSIS

Germany, 1912. A graduate of humble origins takes up a clerical post in a steel factory. Impressed by his work the elderly owner takes him on as his private secretary. His health declining, the owner is confined to his home, where the young man moves to continue his work. There he meets the owner's wife, a much younger woman, beautiful and reserved.

As time passes the young man falls passionately in love but does not dare reveal his feelings. A romantic intrigue develops in this stifling bourgeois home, all looks and silences, without a single word or gesture of love.

When the owner announces he is sending his secretary to oversee his mines in Mexico, the wife's stricken reaction reveals to the young man that she too has fallen secretly in love - a love she cannot express in the presence of her sick husband. She makes him a promise - when he returns in two years time, she will be his.

Separated by an ocean, they exchange passionate letters while awaiting the day that will reunite them. Then, on the verge of his return to Germany, World War 1 erupts. All maritime travel between South America and Europe is suspended. His beloved pines, awaiting his return.

Eight years later, with millions dead and Europe in ruins, the exile returns, to his homeland and to the woman he hopes has been waiting for him. But has their love survived the brutal passage of time?

GENRE

Drama/Romance

RATING

Rated R
a scene of sexuality

RUN TIME

98 Minutes

STUDIO

IFC Films