Description of the film Amelie. The Promise is a 2016 American historical drama film directed by Terry George and starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale, set in the final years of the Ottoman Empire. The plot is about a love triangle that develops between Mikael (Isaac), an Armenian medical student, Chris (Bale), a Paris-based American journalist, and Ana (Le Bon), an Armenian-born woman raised in France, immediately before the Armenian Genocide.
The Promise premiered on September 11, 2016, at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in the United States on April 21, 2017, 102 years to the week of the Genocide, by Open Road Films. The film was a box office bomb, grossing just $12 million against its $90 million budget and losing the studio over $100 million, although the studio noted the main purpose of the film was to bring attention to the story, not make money.
Producer: Terry George.
Cast: Oscar Isaac as Mikael Boghosian (the medical student), Charlotte Le Bon as Ana Khesarian (an Armenian raised in Paris and lover of both Chris and Mikael), Christian Bale as Chris Myers (an American journalist with the Associated Press), Daniel Giménez-Cacho as Father Andreasian, Shohreh Aghdashloo as Marta, Rade Šerbedžija as Stephan (the Mayor of a small Armenian town that leads a group of refugees to fight the Ottoman army), Abel Folk as Harut, Andrew Tarbet as Pastor Merril, Angela Sarafyan as Maral, Armin Amiri as Captain Ali, Marwan Kenzari as Emre Ogan, Igal Naor as Mesrob, Garen Boyajian as Eric Boghosian, Kevork Malikyan as Vartan Boghosian, Numan Acar as Mustafa, Roman Mitichyan as Serg, Jean Reno as the French admiral Louis Dartige du Fournet, Tom Hollander as Garin, Jean Claude Ricquebourg as a French Captain, James Cromwell as Henry Morgenthau Sr., Alicia Borrachero as Lena, Milene Mayer Gutierrez as Yeva, Michael Stahl-David as Brad, Ozman Sirgood as Deputy Governor Mazhar, Markus Oberhauser as German Aid officer, Scott Greenlees as European student and others.
Duration: 134 min.