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The Promise (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, History | 21 April 2017 (USA)
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Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

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Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Empires fall. Love survives.

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Drama | History

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including war atrocities, violence and disturbing images, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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21 April 2017 (USA)  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The international cast features 1 Academy Award winner (Christian Bale), 2 Academy Award nominees (Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Cromwell), 1 Golden Globe winner (Oscar Isaac), 2 César Award nominees (Charlotte Le Bon, Jean Reno), 1 BAFTA TV Award nominee (Tom Hollander), 1 Genie Award nominee (Rade Serbedzija), 1 Golden Calf Award winner (Marwan Kenzari) and 1 Ariel Award winner (Daniel Giménez Cacho). See more »

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Mikael Boghosian: [narrating] Our village sat high in the mountains of Southern Turkey. It was half Turk, half Armenian. I was the local apothecary. For 200 years the Boghosians made medicines using formulas handed down from our ancestors. All right. We treated everyone alike... Muslim and Christian, rich and poor. Every morning and night. I was proud of our craft. But making potions from herbs and minerals was not enough. My greatest desire was to study medicine at the imperial school in ...
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Gohanamk
Written by Komitas
Arranged by James Seymour Brett
Performed by Liparit Avetisian (as Liparit Avetisyan) & The Hover Choir
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Exceptional movie!!!
13 September 2016 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I had the honor and privilege of seeing The Promise at the TIFF and have to honestly say that this movie was exceptional on many fronts. It is a must see for anyone that loves historical epic movies. The movie is beautifully written, directed, produced and all of the actors did a fabulous job taking the audience through their trials and tribulations of the characters that they were portraying. It depicts a charming love story whilst also shining a light on human rights, dignity and freedom that was denied to over 1.5 million Armenians during the Armenian Genocide in the year 1915. I encourage everyone to go and see this movie when it comes out in theatres as they too will be moved as much as I was and hopefully the take away message will be that factual history cannot be denied and should teach all of humanity to never let it happen again.


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