The Promise parents guide

The Promise

For the love of home and country.

Release date April 21, 2017

In the days leading up to WWI, three strangers meet in Constantinople: a Turkish medical student (Oscar Isaac), an American Journalist (Christian Bale) and an Armenian artist (Charlotte le Bon). Although there are tensions between the men as they vie for the lady's attention, their lovers' triangle is soon swallowed up in the bigger racial tensions and ethnic atrocities sweeping across the country.

Why is The Promise rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Promise PG-13 for thematic material including war atrocities, violence and disturbing images, and for some sexuality

The Promise
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Promise rated PG-13? The Promise is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material including war atrocities, violence and disturbing images, and for some sexuality

- Frequent non-graphic violence.
- Frequent explicit violence.
- Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a war context, with some blood and detail.
- Violent acts shown in realistic detail with blood and tissue damage.
- Occasional gory images.
- Disturbing scenes.
- Depictions of weapons use, injury and physical assault.
- Theme of genocide.
- Scene depicting surgery.

Sexual Content:
- Crude content
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.

- One instance of coarse language.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions.
- Limited use of slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Tobacco use
- Alcohol use.

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The Promise
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Disturbing Content.
Ontario 14A Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

The Promise is directed by Terry George and stars Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte le Bon.

Learn more about the history that inspired this movie and the controversy over calling it The Armenian Genocide.

From the Studio:
It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the vast Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople (Istanbul), ITS once vibrant, multicultural capital is about to be consumed by chaos.
Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries.
Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father.
When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men even as Michael hangs on to a promise from his past. After the Turks join the war on the German side, the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities. Despite their conflicts, everyone must find a way to survive — even as monumental events envelope their lives.
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Christian Bale can also be seen in The Prestige and Batman Begins. Oscar Isaac stars in The Nativity Story and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And Charlotte le Bon appears in The Walk and The Hundred-Foot Journey.