How often do we hear the phrase, “Life imitates Art”? Well over the past year or so this phrase has been reversed on numerous occasions when real life events have inspired many a motion picture production, this again is true in the forthcoming The Promise whose trailer has become available.
Starring Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon, the trailer gives us an insight into a troubled love triangle amidst the violence of the Armenian genocide at the fall of the Ottoman Empire. This rather intense and heart rendering tale of forbidden love has Isaac acting his socks off yet again to bring the trailer to life through adversity.
THE PROMISE will be released in cinemas on 28 April 2017.
The Promise Official Synopsis
It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, the once vibrant, multicultural capital on the shores of the Bosporus, 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.
Photojournalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale) has come here only partly to cover geopolitics. He is mesmerised 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. As the Turks form an alliance with Germany and the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to survive even as events threaten to overwhelm them.
The one promise that must be kept is to live on and tell the story.