German Club Movie Night Commemorates Fall of Berlin Wall

Posted on 11/5/2014 4:32:00 PM

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, the German Club invites the IUP community to a showing of the movie Das Versprechen (The Promise). The movie will be shown on Monday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m. in 101 McElhaney.

The movie starts in East Berlin in 1961, shortly after the Berlin Wall was built. Konrad, Sophie, and three of their friends have a plan to escape to West Berlin through the sewer system. Four of them are successful, but Sophie's boyfriend, Konrad, stays behind. The film follows them through the next 28 years until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Their love story illustrates how the Berlin Wall affected the lives of Germans in the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic on a personal level.

Department of Foreign Languages