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GERMAN FILM SERIES CONTINUES TODAY WITH "THE PROMISE"

"From Berlin to Hollywood: A German Film Series," sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Old Dominion University, continues Wednesday, Nov. 15, with a showing of "The Promise" (1995). The film, in German with English subtitles, will be shown at 7 p.m. in Batten Arts and Letters Building room 104.

In this love story, directed by Margarethe von Trotta, the Berlin wall separates two young lovers. They first fall for each other in their teens and their passion stretches over 28 years until the wall no longer presents an obstacle to their joint happiness. This film represents a German epic based upon the Hollywood model.

"Run Lola Run" (1998) the final film in the series, will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 29. Directed by Tom Tykwer, this stylish cinematic exercise and art house box-office smash is an exciting, non-stop affair in which the flaming-red-haired Lola is given twenty minutes to get $100,000 to her boyfriend before the mob kills him. The film plays out this scenario three different ways, each building in visceral suspense to a different outcome. The film was an Audience Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival.

For more information, please contact Heidi Schlipphacke at hschlipp@odu.edu (e-mail) or the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at 683-3973.

This article was posted on: September 25, 2000

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