The Promise

The Promise
  • 2016
  • Spain / US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Terry George
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • UK release: 28 April 2017

Mikael (Isaac) is a poor Armenian medical student in Constantinople in 1914, who falls in love with the vivacious Ana (Le Bon), except that she’s already carrying on with the dashing American journalist Chris (Bale). Epic, handsomely cast but overcooked historical romance set against the backdrop of the Turkish genocide of Armenians.

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The Promise

24 Apr 20173 stars

Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac are romantic rivals in this involving but overcooked historical drama

This epic romantic drama delivers its history lesson in an attractively accessible, time-honoured cinematic fashion. In reminding us about an almost forgotten genocide, writer-director Terry George and co-writer Robin Swicord set a classic love triangle…

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