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.
Director: Terry George
Writers: Terry George, Robin Swicord
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale
2h 13min | Drama, History / 2016
Some movies have to be watched. Those who deny history are doomed to repeat it. I picked it up cos it was a Bale movie, and then I saw 1914 and Armenia and I knew it would be sad. And of course it made me cry.
It seems some certain people tried to give bad ratings on IMDB since they still claim the Armenian genocide is a lie. Oh you know, 1.5 million just died from nothing. I had to check, it seems the Turkish government still deny it happened. And that is why you have to watch this movie. For those Armenians who were massacred. But ok, I will not get all political. Back to the movie.
Michael wants to become a doctor and goes to Constantinople to study. There he falls in love with a married woman. A fellow Armenian married to a journalist. Another drunken role for Bale, he does them well, he is in the background and does not take too much room so to say. And Isaacs performance was which made me cry so he is good.
Of course it's a heavy movie. People are killed because of whom they were born as.
Here is an article about the denial and they mention this movie