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THE PROMISE (2016) Movie Trailer: War Makes Allies Out of Christian Bale & Oscar Isaac

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The Promise Trailer

Terry George‘s The Promise (2016) movie trailer stars Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte Le Bon, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Angela Sarafyan. The Promise‘s plot synopsis: “The First World War and the decline of the Ottoman Empire form the backdrop for a heart-wrenching tale of love, loyalty, and survival.

A humble Armenian apothecary, Michael (Isaac), leaves his village in southern Anatolia to study medicine in the capital. Michael has betrothed himself to a village girl in order to bankroll his studies with her dowry. His mother (Shohreh Aghdashloo) warns him not to marry for money, but Michael feels confident that, with time, he and his wife-to-be will come to love each other.

But that is before Michael meets Ana (Le Bon). Graceful, Paris-educated, and talented at both drawing and dance, Ana seems the girl of Michael’s dreams. But Michael is determined to keep his promise. What’s more, Ana is already in a relationship with Chris (Bale), a worldly American photo-journalist. These three souls are swept up in a drama greater than any of them could have imagined when the Ottoman Empire joins the Central Powers and widespread violence begins.”

This trailer, via Themoviebox, certainly went places that I had not been expecting. The film is far more involved than the trailer gives off. Even the plot synopsis is vague when it comes to the third act of the film shown in this trailer.

The Promise also stars Jean Reno, James Cromwell, Daniel Giminez Cacho, and Marwan Kenzari.

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