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December 15. 2017 at IFC Center, New York and Laemmle Royal, Los Angeles

We are pleased to announce the U.S. theatrical and VOD launch of “The Promise” as “Killing for Love”, opening in New York City at the IFC Center, and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Royal, on Friday, December 15. The film is being released by IFC Films/Sundance Selects, additional US cities will be announced soon.

Theatrical Cities & Opening Dates

(A week of screenings per city)

12/15/2017   New York  IFC Center (1) Buy Tickets
12/15/2017Los Angeles  Laemmle Royal (2)  Buy Tickets
12/15/2017LynchburgLiberty University (3)
12/22/2017HollywoodArena CineLounge  Buy Tickets
12/29/2017BaltimoreParkway TheatreBuy Tickets
12/29/2017Chattanooga  Palace Picture House  Buy Tickets
12/29/2017ColumbusGateway Film CenterBuy Tickets
12/30/2017WinchesterAlamo DrafthouseBuy Tickets
01/03/2018MontclairCinema 505Buy Tickets
01/05/2018RichmondCriterion CinemasBuy Tickets
01/12/2018GreensboroRed Cinemas Midtown Buy Tickets
01/12/2018SalemCinema Salem 3Buy Tickets
01/19/2018Albuquerque Guild CinemaBuy Tickets
01/24/2018NantucketDreamlandBuy Tickets
01/21/2018PlymouthFlying MonkeyBuy Tickets
01/26/2018BrunswickFrontier Cafe (4)Buy Tickets
02/04/2018Waterville Railroad Square 3 (5)Buy Tickets
03/02/2018PittsfieldLittle Cinema Berkshire Museum  Buy Tickets
03/07/2018NorfolkNaro Expanded(6)Buy Tickets
03/24/2018PortlandMuseum of Art (7)Buy Tickets
03/27/2018Charlottesville  Violet Crown CinemaBuy Tickets

Special events

(Q&A and panel discussions with special guests)

(1) Post-screening Q&A with producer Louise Rosen,  Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding, Albemarle County, VA and Atty Jane Pucher, Innocence Project, NY
(2) Post-screening Q&A with consulting producer Peter Broderick and special guest Martin Sheen
(3) Special sneak preview, Q&A with DNA expert and Liberty University faculty member Dr. Tom McClintock and Jens Soering´s attorney Steve Rosenfield
(4) Post-screening Q&A with producer Louise Rosen and Atty Amy Fairfield, board member Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
(5) Post-screening Q&A with producer Louise Rosen and attorney Logan Perkins (Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) This was canceled due to weather
(6) Post-screening Q&A with Bill Sizemore, journalist and author (co-author with Jens Soering of It's a Far, Far Better Thing), with special guest Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding
(7) March 24: Post-screening Q&A with producer Louise Rosen
March 25 - Post-screening panel discussion, introduced by Dean Danielle Conway, University of Maine School of Law, moderated by Professor Thea Johnson with special guests Atty Amy Fairfield and her client Anthony Sanborn, recently released after serving 27 years of a 70 year murder conviction. Other guests tba.

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.

Bonus videos

Bonus videos

The love letters of Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom

With the voices of Imogen Poots and Daniel Bruehl

Perhaps their lives would have turned out differently if Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom had not kept their love letters. When they were arrested in London on April 30, 1986, it was the collection of love letters that aroused suspicion with the police. In these letters Jens and Elizabeth frequently fantasized about the death or transformation of Elizabeth’s parents, prompting the investigators make inquiries with Virginia law enforcement. In those pre-Internet times, in which cooperation and communication between jurisdictions, let alone in different countries, was uncommon, except for the letters, Jens and Elizabeth might have gotten away with just the cheque fraud they were arrested for. In our bonus material, you can find exclusive excerpts from these letters – read by Daniel Bruehl and Imogen Poots. They illustrate how obsessive and tempestuous this love was.