Actor: Hertha Schell



In I Promise Wolfgang Murnberger undoubtedly relies on many clichés concerning not only military life, but also – and above all – the always complicated transition from childhood to adulthood. These clichés, however, manage to fully capture the feelings of the young protagonists, making this important feature film an extremely intimate and intelligent work.


Despite unconvincing moments from a directorial point of view, in many respects Lamorte turned out to be quite courageous and forward-looking, a small gem in the filmography of Xaver Schwarzenberger and of his wife Ulrike.