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The Promise
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The Promise 2006

A romantic tale of love, loyalty, ambition and destiny, The Promise marks acclaimed director Chen Kaige's foray into the martial arts fantasy genre. Richly imagined and breathtakingly realized, the film follows the intertwined fates of a beautiful princess and the three men who fall in love with her: a general, his slave, and a rival Duke. Unbeknownst to the men, the princess made a pact with a goddess in her youth where she forsake the prospect of true love for The Promise of riches and power. Any man she loves, she will lose, a bargain which has hitherto bore no consequence for the princess, as haughty as she is lovely. But when a slave -- disguised as a mighty general defends first her honor and then her life with unflinching valor, the princess feels something stir within her for the first time. (read more)

Release Date:May 5th, 2006
Directed By:
No image existsChen Kaige
Written By:
No image existsChen Kaige
No image existsHiroyuki Sanada
No image existsJang Dong-Kun
No image existsCecilia Cheung
No image existsNicholas Tse
Liu YeLiu Ye
No image existsChen Hong

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The Promise Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/1/2008)

After having watched many Chines martial arts film, I was amazed that I could still be thrilled and surprised, but this film did just that.

Writer/director Kaige Chen has put together a film that transcends countries and presents a tale of love and magic in a martial arts dance that is simply spectacular in its visual...

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