The Promise parents guide

The Promise

The heart against 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
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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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.