Trailer for the Armenian Genocide Epic THE PROMISE with Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac
The Promise is a historical epic set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide. The story for the film follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student (Oscar Isaac), the beautiful and sophisticated Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris (Christian Bale).
I've wondered if we'd ever see a mainstream Hollywood film about the Armenian genocide. I grew up in Glendale, CA, which has a huge Armenian population, so I've heard a lot of crazy horrific stories about the genocide. I guess it's logical to take the love story route with the film, but it looks like we going to see some intense battle scenes as well.
Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.
The Promise is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Terry George and will be released April 21st.