„Engrossing and unnerving“

The Daily Telegraph

“Gruesome, but utterly gripping... masterful documentary“

The Times

“Compelling murder-mystery“

The Sunday Times

Theatrical release in the USA

on December 15. 2017 at IFC Center, New York

We are pleased to announce the US theatrical launch of "The Promise" as "Killing for Love", opening in New York at the IFC Center on Friday, December 15. The film is being released by IFC Films/Sundance Selects, additional US cities will be announced soon.


Killing for Love

The story of Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom

A film by Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberger


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"I felt like the hero in Charles Dickens' novel "A Tale of Two Cities",
who gave his life for love."
Jens Soering


A true Story

First love life sentence

Obsessed young lovers, obscene murders, a sensational trial, and a shocking miscarriage of justice. KILLING FOR LOVE is a riveting dissection of the prosecution’s case, the courtroom battle played out on television, and the disturbing aftermath. Convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend’s parents, Jens Soering has been in prison for over 30 years. The film reveals for the first time the mounting evidence of his innocence: the FBI profile of the killer withheld from the jury, the bloody footprint and unidentified fingerprints pointing to other perpetrators, and the new exculpatory DNA analysis. Highly cinematic in the way of The Staircase, as suspenseful as Serial, and as confounding as Making of a Murderer, KILLING FOR LOVE delivers a powerful story that is indeed, stranger than fiction.