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The Promise

Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo and James Cromwell star in this historical drama attempting to shed light on the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Isaac plays an Armenian medical student caught in a love triangle between an Armenian-born woman raised in France (Charlotte Le Bon, The Hundred-Foot Journey) and an American journalist (Bale) during the final years of the Ottoman Empire. It's a noble and seemingly factual attempt to highlight a forgotten chapter of world history--but the film proves to be an uneasy mix of brutal war story and soapy love story. 132 minutes PG-13.