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A Promise

A Promise
  • 2013
  • France/Belgium
  • 98 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Patrice Leconte
  • Cast: Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, Richard Madden
  • UK release: 1 August 2014

Germany 1912: when factory owner Karl (Rickman) hires handsome Freidrich (Madden) to tutor his son, a slow-burning liaison begins between Friedrich and Karl's beautiful wife Lotte (Hall). Based on a Stefan Zweig novel, it's a tasteful and inoffensive Euro-pudding, unworthy of its talented cast and otherwise fine director.

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A Promise

29 Jul 20143 stars

Patrice Leconte's latest, inoffensive period piece brings together Alan Rickman and Rebecca Hall

Considering his feature film career stretches back almost 40 years, it’s a surprise that Patrice Leconte has finally made his first English-language film. A Promise, however, qualifies as something of a Euro pudding. This French director and his…

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