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Christian Bale (left) and and Charlotte Le Bon in The Promise, a misguided historical romance epic.

An earnest story that fails to come alive

Jun 23, 2017 5:50 AM

OSCAR Isaac in The Promise is humble apothecary Michael Boghosian from a southern Turkey village, who arrives in the cosmopolitan capital of Constantinople to begin his medical studies.

He becomes smitten with Ana Khesarian (French actress Charlotte Le Bon), the Paris-educated governess