In 1961 on the eastern side of a Germany divided, The Promise tells the story of Konrad and Sophie--two teenagers who have planned their escape to the west. As Sophie successfully flees, Konrad falters, and at that moment, they both realize their lives will never be the same. The two are forced to live apart despite the fact that a torch still burns between them. Only when the Wall comes crumbling down can the flood of buried emotions break free. 1995, 115 minutes, MPAA rating: R (doesn't deserve an R rating).