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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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Reverend Dikran Antreassian
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Marta Boghosian
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Emre Ogan
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Maral
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Mustafa
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Mesrob
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Yeva
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Faruk Pasha
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Lena
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Harut
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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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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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La promesa  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Sylvester Stallone wrote on Facebook: "This extraordinary film is opening April 21... It is a subject that I have been fascinated with for decades and it has taken many years for it to finally have the guts to make it and finally bring it to the screen all to see... It is true and an incredibly important historical drama that has all the extraordinary ingredients that can make a movie Oscar quality. Its amazing lead actors Christian Bale, and Oscar Isaac, play their parts to perfection! And a special shout out to its legendary producer, Mike Medavoy, who finally brought this epic story to the screen. Also, I owe Mike Medavoy A great deal because he's the one who gave Rocky (1976) the greenlight, and that's why am here today. This film has it all...!!! I'm jealous." [April 1, 2017] 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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Soundtracks

Hayastan Yerkir (Ode à la patrie)
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Performed by Jordi Savall
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Great history
29 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Absolutely fantastic film, great history behind it and the actors and actresses play their roles with such passion. Definitely states a lot about the Ottoman Empire times and a lot of history behind many cultures who are still strong in growth as of today across the world. If you are interested in seeking a film that will pull you into the screen and get lost in suspense of disbelief then this is the movie of the year that you should invest your time into watching with no distractions.


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