The Promise


Lakeshore Records 06/02/2017 CD - Limited edition
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# Track Artist/Composer Duration
1.Voyage to Constantinople2:01
2.Kach Nazar's Dance (Kotchari) (Traditional)Ara Malikian1:59
3.Promenade1:14
4.Ana Invites Michael2:31
5.Exodus2:54
6.GohanamkThe Hover Choir3:39
7.Labor Camp2:18
8.Way Home2:09
9.Ana and Michael6:20
10.Confession2:24
11.Leaving Refugee Camp1:33
12.Masacre2:21
13.Going up the Mountain3:25
14.Ana Comforts Michael1:46
15.Mourning3:30
16.Sari Siroun Yar7:38
17.The Promise4:23
 52:04
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The Promise

It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the vast Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople (Istanbul), its once vibrant, multicultural capital 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.

Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized 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 even as Michael hangs on to a promise from his past. After the Turks join the war on the German side, the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities. Despite their conflicts, everyone must find a way to survive even as monumental events envelope their lives.

I was born in Lebanon, and during my childhood all my friends, musicians and artists were Armenian. It was a great treat to work with Terry George on such a delicate and essential topic,' said Yared.

'If it's something you or your family members went through, it's something you're faced with confronting on a daily basis,' said Cornell.

Oscar-winning composer Gabriel Yared is one of the most well respected and renowned composers in film. Most notably, Yared won an Academy Award for his score to Anthony Minghellas THE ENGLISH PATIENT, which also won him a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Grammy Award. Born in Beirut, Yared was originally known for his work in French cinema, starting with Jean-Luc Godard, and later composed the score for Betty Blue, directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix. He also composed ballet music for works such as CLAVIGO for The Paris Opera, and Wayne McGregor's RAVEN GIRL for the Royal Opera Ballet. More recently, he scored Xavier Dolan's sixth feature film, JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE (IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD), which won the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival in 2016. He is currently working on the score for Dolan's next film, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN, starring Jessica Chastain, Kit Harington, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, and Michael Gambon.



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