The Promise

April 25th, 2017


The Promise

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 5.0/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Terry George

Stars: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo

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.

Writers: Terry George, Robin Swicord, Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell, Tom Hollander, Jean Reno, Numan Acar, Rade Serbedzija, Michael Stahl-David, Tamer Hassan, Kevork Malikyan, Marwan Kenzari, Marco Khan, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Christian Bale - Chris Myers
Oscar Isaac - Mikael Boghosian
Shohreh Aghdashloo - Marta
Angela Sarafyan - Maral
Charlotte Le Bon - Ana
James Cromwell - Henry Morgenthau
Tom Hollander - Garin
Jean Reno -
Numan Acar - Mustafa
Rade Serbedzija - Stephan
Michael Stahl-David - Brad
Tamer Hassan - Faruk Pasha
Kevork Malikyan - Vartan Boghossian
Marwan Kenzari - Emre
Marco Khan - Mehmet / Nightwatchman

Taglines: Empires fall. Love survives.


Official Website: Survival Pictures: The Promise

Country: Spain, USA

Language: English, German, French

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal

Box Office Details

Budget: $100,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?

Other feature films that deal with the Armenian Genocide include Germany's The Cut (2014) (premiered at the 71st Venice International Film Festival), Italy's La masseria delle allodole (2007) (premiered at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival), Canada's Ararat (2002) (premiered at the 56th Cannes International Film Festival) and France's Mother (1991) with Omar Sharif and Claudia Cardinale. See more »


User Review


Rating: 7/10

Copied from another user: "Dear IMDb, Yesterday I stumbled upon an article about a film called 'The Promise' and how it has received an unprecedented amount of negative reviews on your site. This film has been screened three times, one being at the Toronto Film Festival on September 11, 2016. And yet it has over 55,000 1-star reviews. How is that possible? This film is about a touchy subject for many because it centers around the time the Ottoman Empire carried out a genocide against the Armenian people. But since it is not possible that all these people have seen the film considering the simple fact that it has not been released anywhere yet, how can people leave negative reviews about a film they've never seen? In my humble opinion, it really questions your website's credibility. This film was produced by someone who had a vision and his name was Kirk Kerkorian. He put many of his earnings on the line to put this movie into production. The director, Terry George, is one of the most renowned and respected in Hollywood. The cast is made up of countless brilliant actors. This film has quality written all over it and yet it is being unfairly rated down by people who haven't seen it. It is a known fact that the Turkish government and people have been denying this genocide for over a century and are willing to go to great lengths for it to remain unrecognized. But to allow your website to become a weapon of Turkish denial and propaganda is not the standard that your company set for itself when IMDb was launched. Your website has always been a respectable portal of knowledge about all films of the world, so I am in real disbelief as to why a film that has not been released to the public is being defamed and down-rated by Internet trolls. As I said, this whole situation just questions the validity of IMDb. Please do not allow this to keep happening. There are so many people who dedicated their time and effort to the making of this film. They spent millions of dollars to make it happen. This film tells a story of an event that the world needs to know about. And until people have the chance to see it with their own eyes and in turn draw their own conclusions, please do not allow this kind of spiteful rating to continue. Please do not let your site become another place of hateful political ranting. It only does you a great disservice."


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