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A Promise

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

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.

Written by Dave Calhoun

Release Details

  • Release date:Friday 1 August 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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