We’ve got our hands on the first official poster of A Promise, the upcoming period drama movie directed by French Filmmaker Patrice Leconte based on Stefan Zweig’s novel “Journey into the Past”:
You may watch below the film trailer:
“The story is set in pre-First World War Germany. Hoffmeister (Alan Rickman) is an ailing factory owner, whiskered and respectable. As his energies flag, he looks to a sharp young man in his employ for help. Ludwig (Richard Madden) impresses Hoffmeister with his reliability and youthful spirit, and the older man finds himself leaning more and more on this promising up-and-comer. At the same time, Hoffmeister’s young bride (Rebecca Hall) is looking for a tutor for their child, and Ludwig proves both flexible and willing. When he moves into their home, an emotional triangle develops. Societal dignity and decorum must be respected, and it is. Nevertheless, heated passions come into play, while Hoffmeister looks on.”
The cast includes Rebecca Hall, Richard Madden, Alan Rickman, Maggie Steed, Jean Louis Sbille, Jonathan Sawdon, Christelle Cornil, and Shannon Tarbet.
Have you read the book the film is based on?
The film is set to hit French theaters on April 16, 2014.