“It’s very dangerous for Armenians right now.” “We cannot be here we must leave.” Inspired by true events set during the final days of the Ottoman Empire during WWI, ‘The Promise’ explores the Armenian genocide through a grand love. “This is our opportunity we will restore the great Ottoman Empire.” Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, the film follows a love triangle between Michael (Oscar Issac), a brilliant medical student who travels to study in Constantinople, the beautiful French-Armenian artist Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), and Chris (Christian Bale)- a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
“You trust no one.” “I have to get us out of here before there‘s no time left.” “He wants to help his family escape. We have to help him.” As Ana and Michael grow closer, the crumbling Ottoman Empire forges an alliance with Germany and begins targeting ethnic minorities, waging genocide against all Armenians in the area. “We will make a stand. We will fight them from every rock.”
“Our revenge will be to survive.” Empire’s Fall, Love Survives. Directed by Terry George who also co-wrote the screenplay with Robin Swicord, ‘The Promise’ is the first major Hollywood movie about the Armenian Genocide. With a top-notch cast that includes: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Angela Sarafyan, Charlotte Le Bon and Jean Reno, the historical drama will premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival Gala section and will be released in theaters April 21, 2017.
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