For the love of home and country.
Rating & Content Info
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.
- 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.
Page last updated April 20, 2017
|Manitoba||14A||Violence, Disturbing Content.|
|Ontario||14A||Disturbing Content, Graphic Violence.|
|Quebec||G||Not Recommended for Young Children|
|Canadian Home Video||14A|
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News About "The Promise"
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. Written By: Survival Pictures