A Promise

Film, Drama
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A Promise

Alan Rickman and Rebecca Hall star in this sensible but staid English-language period drama from French director Patrice Leconte (‘Intimate Strangers’). Leconte whips us back to Germany, 1912, where Rickman is Karl, the ailing owner of a steel factory, Hall is his much younger wife, Lotte, and Richard Madden is Friedrich, a man of quiet intelligence from a modest background who is hired as Karl’s live-in assistant. As Karl weakens and romance blossoms (slowly), war rears its head on the horizon… Despite decent performances, this promising dramatic set-up leads to little of real interest.

By: Dave Calhoun


Release details

Release date: Friday August 1 2014
Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Patrice Leconte
Screenwriter: Patrice Leconte, Jérôme Tonnerre
Cast: Rebecca Hall
Alan Rickman
Richard Madden
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