The Promise DVD: feat. Christian Bale
When most people hear that a movie is a historical drama they tend to choose a different genre. But, The Promise, is one historical drama that can’t be missed. Featuring actors such as Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, and Charlotte Le Bon, The Promise has all the action and romance a viewer could want.
The movie is based on true events that occurred during the final years of the Ottoman Empire and the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. The story centers on a love triangle that develops between Mikael (Oscar Isaac) an Armenian medical student, Ana (Charlotte Le Bon) an Armenian born, French-raised woman and Chris (Christian Bale) an American journalist.
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Mikael, a poor apothecary that lives in the Armenian village of Sirun, promises himself to an affluent woman. This gives him a dowry which he uses to attend the Imperial Medical Academy in Constantinople. Here, he meets Ana and Chris who are involved but this doesn’t stop him from falling in love with Ana himself. All of this is set against the background of rising tensions due to WWI and the beginnings of Turkish violence against Armenians. Soon, Mikael ends up in a prison labor camp and after his escape, he seeks out the help of Ana and Chris to flee the Turks. Action, drama, and romance are all jam packed in this fictional love story woven into a historical truth.