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La promesse (2016)

The Promise (original title)
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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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29 November 2017 (France)  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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La promesse (2016) was screened in May 2017 in war-torn Aleppo, Syria, at the initiative of the Armenian National Committee of Syria. Present at the event were Syrian lawmakers, leaders of the Aleppo State University, Armenia's Consul General to Aleppo Tigran Gevorgyan, state officials, journalists and representatives of the Christian and Arab communities. 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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Featured in Intent to Destroy (2017) See more »

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Hayastan Yerkir (Ode à la patrie)
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Performed by Jordi Savall
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The overall rating is false: it's being down-voted by genocide denialists.
2 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

Well, screw those who would destroy History because truth hurts their feelings. The Armenian genocide happened, and whoever tries to censor this film will do so in vain, or so I hope.

The movie is good, in general Oscar Isaac doesn't disappoint, and Le Bon adorably shines. That said, the crude, sad part is hard enough to watch, especially when you consider what's been shown is a mild version of what happened.

It's a good movie, even though a ten is too much, I have to over-vote it to compensate for those who willingly down-vote in order to bury the truth in the sand. Worth to get to know what happened, if only because many wouldn't want you to.


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