A Promise

Film, Drama
2 out of 5 stars
A Promise

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.

By: Dave Calhoun



Release details

Release date:
Friday August 1 2014
94 mins

Cast and crew

Patrice Leconte
Patrice Leconte, Jérôme Tonnerre
Rebecca Hall
Alan Rickman
Richard Madden
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