The Promise

Distressing scenes of violence, injury and cruelty in a wartime setting.

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The Promise

ODEON says...
‘The Promise’ follows the journey of Michael, a medical student who travels to Constantinople to study, just as the First World War is looming and the Ottoman Empire is crumbling.

Befriending photojournalist Chris Myers and sparking a romance with Ana, who have both travelled there from Paris, Michael gets caught up in the chaos as war breaks out. And as the Empire turns against its ethnic minorities, beginning the genocide of the Armenians, they must find a way to escape. 

Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon star in ‘The Promise’, a sweeping historical drama from the director of ‘Hotel Rwanda’.  
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  • Cast members
    Terry George, Charlotte Le Bon, Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale
  • Running time
    133 minutes
  • Language


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Reviews in the press

3 Stars
“ It’s difficult to escape the feeling we should be glad The Promise exists ”

3 Stars
“ A handsomely illustrated Wikipedia page on the Armenian genocide ”

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Touching story

Reviewer: MrYoungDate: 2017-05-13

Touching story based on horrible historical events that took place at the fall of the Ottoman Turkey. The progressive humanity should condemn Turkey for committing this terrible genocide, which led to the Holocaust...

The Promise

Reviewer: CK2Date: 2017-05-04

Extraordinary, powerful, must be seen!

The Promise

Reviewer: LoveJewelDate: 2017-04-29

A powerful, epic depiction based on real events. The Armenian Genocide was Hitler's 'inspiration' for the Holocaust. Everyone should see this fantastic film.


Reviewer: Critic22Date: 2017-04-28

Touching film based on true events!

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