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Eduard's Promise (Fuenf-Uhr-Schatten)

Eduard's Promise

Eduard and Julia have split up. But they come together one more time. Traveling on a crazy journey through their emotions and through the apocalyptic outside world, they are reconciled with each other, quite against their original plan.

Eduard's Promise speaks about opposites which cannot manage without each other: about Eduard, the old-fashioned loner who recites sentimental poems to keep feelings at bay. And about Julia who fights for his love as if she had to win a battle.

They are both on foot when they stumble into this road-movie: they almost lose their lives on the way, turn back in distress, wander forlornly and separately through the city that had still been their home that morning, are reconciled after several set-backs - and then they set off again - in the middle of the night - into the countryside.

Julia is too tired to fight any more battles, Eduard's poems are sincere, and they give each other their lost paradise, at a godforsaken place.


Andreas Wunderlich was born in Ulm in 1961. In the 1980s, he was the publisher of an art magazine and studied Communications and Film Design. He worked as a cameraman for news and independent shorts and as a dialogue writer for a daily soap. He has produced and directed about 15 "no-budget" shorts and documentaries. His films include Schneegestoeber in der Ukraine (short, 1986), Das Meer (short, 1990), Joana (documentary, 1993) and his first feature Eduard's Promise (Fuenf-Uhr-Schatten, 1998).
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Andreas Wunderlich
Screenplay Andreas Wunderlich
Cinematography Kawe Vakil
Andreas Wunderlich
The Unknown Cases
Cast Thierry van Werveke, Susanne Leutenegger
Producer Andreas Wunderlich
Production Company September Film Produktion, Cologne
Length 84 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Ophuels Fetival Saarbruecken 1998, Kiev 1998, London 1998, Rotterdam 1999, Gothenburg 1999, Bradford 1999, Washington 1999, Ourense 1999, Alexandria 1999
With backing from Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film, Filmbuero NW, kulturelle Filmfoerderungen Saarland und Schleswig-Holstein

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