A PROMISE (12A)

Date Time
Mon 11th August 7.45pm
Tues 12th August 7.45pm

Dir: Patrice Leconte | France, Belgium | 2013 | 98 mins
Cast | Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, Richard Madden, Toby Murray, Maggie Steed, Shannon Tarbet

Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) plays a married woman in love in Patrice Leconte’s (Man on the Train) sweeping romantic drama based on Stefan Zweig’s novel, Journey into the Past. Set in pre- WWI Germany, Hall is Charlotte Hoffmeister, married to Alan Rickman’s ageing tycoon Karl when he takes on young assistant Friedrich (Richard Madden). Charlotte and Friedrich establish a rapport that over time, grows deeper; but just as they disclose their love to each other they are cruelly separated – by duty, then war – and must make a promise to each other to pledge their devotion.

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