Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over

THE PROMISE (2016)

THE PROMISE (2016)
  • Genre: Drama

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 133 minutes

  • Director(s): Terry George

  • Cast: Christian Bale, Angela Sarafyan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Oscar Isaac, James Cromwell, Jean Reno

  • BBFCinsight: moderate violence, occasional bloody images

  • Synopsis: THE PROMISE is a historical drama in which an American journalist and an Armenian medical student get caught up in the genocide of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire.

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THE PROMISE is a historical drama in which an American journalist and an Armenian medical student get caught up in the genocide of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire.

Violence

There are some battle scenes during which gunshots inflict wounds but with little bloodshed. One sequence shows a street fight as a man is attacked and beaten up.

Disturbing images

Two medical students are shown carrying out an autopsy. Elsewhere there is sight of dead people after attacks.

There are some passing references to drug misuse and uses of mild bad language. More information is available for parents on the BBFCinsight on our main BBFC website and the free BBFC App.