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The Promise

The Promise

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A British teen unearths some shocking secrets about her ailing grandfather's past while traveling through Israel with his old diary in this four-part mini-series from writer/director Peter Kosminski. Erin's grandfather is close to death when she happens across his old diary, and travels to Israel to spend the summer with her best friend Eliza. Growing up, Erin was never very close with her grandfather, but she's intrigued by the passages detailing the years he spend in Palestine following World War II. During that time, he made a promise that still remains unfulfilled 60 years later. Now, with her grandfather's words guiding Erin though the streets of Israel, the fearless teenage girl vows to build a bridge to her past by ensuring that promise is kept at any cost.
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A British teen unearths some shocking secrets about her ailing grandfather's past while traveling through Israel with his old diary in this four-part mini-series from writer/director Peter Kosminski. Erin's grandfather is close to death when she happens across his old diary, and travels to Israel to spend the summer with her best friend Eliza. Growing up, Erin was never very close with her grandfather, but she's intrigued by the passages detailing the years he spend in Palestine following World War II. During that time, he made a promise that still remains unfulfilled 60 years later. Now, with her grandfather's words guiding Erin though the streets of Israel, the fearless teenage girl vows to build a bridge to her past by ensuring that promise is kept at any cost..

A love story that spans the ages, this 4-part epic drama intercuts between the experiences of British teen Erin (Claire Foy) in present day Israel and those of her military grandfather Len (Christian Cooke) who was part of the British peacekeeping force in Palestine at the end of WWII.

. Claire Foy... Erin Matthews (4 episodes, 2011)
Christian Cooke... Len Matthews (4 episodes, 2011)
Itay Tiran... Paul Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
Katharina Schüttler... Clara Rosenbaum / ... (4 episodes, 2011)
Haaz Sleiman... Omar Habash (4 episodes, 2011)
Ali Suliman... Abu-Hassan Mohammed (4 episodes, 2011)
Perdita Weeks... Eliza Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
Ben Miles... Max Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
Smadi Wolfman... Leah Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
Holly Aird... Chris Matthews (4 episodes, 2011)
Hiam Abbass... Old Jawda (4 episodes, 2011)
Lucas Gregorowicz... Captain Richard Rowntree (4 episodes, 2011)
Luke Allen-Gale... Corporal Jackie Clough (4 episodes, 2011)
Iain McKee... Sergeant Hugh Robbins (4 episodes, 2011)
Paul Anderson... Sergeant Frank Nash (4 episodes, 2011)
Max Deacon... Private Alec Hyman (4 episodes, 2011)
Pip Torrens... Major John Arbuthnot (4 episodes, 2011)
Ben Batt... Private Derek Toogood (4 episodes, 2011)
Colin Harris... Private Raymond Atkinson (4 episodes, 2011)
Amir Najjar... Hassan (4 episodes, 2011)
Fatma Yahia... Samira (4 episodes, 2011)
Mahmud Abu-Jazi... Abu-Yousef (4 episodes, 2011)
Raida Adon... Adiva (4 episodes, 2011)
Shai Egozi... IDF Commander (4 episodes, 2011)
Ulrich Noethen... Leo Rosenbaum (4 episodes, 2011)
Yvonne Catterfeld... Ziphora (4 episodes, 2011)
Yair Rubin... Immanuel Katz (4 episodes, 2011)
Maria Zreik... Young Jawda (4 episodes, 2011)
Guy Loel... Avram Klein (4 episodes, 2011)
Tarik Kopty... Abdul-Basir (4 episodes, 2011)
Tomer Offner... Yaron (4 episodes, 2011)
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Format: DVD
Run Time: Approximately 6 hours
Region: Region 1
Starring: Claire Foy;Christian Cooke;Katharina Schuttler;Itay Tiran
Cast: Claire Foy, Christian Cooke, Katharina Schuttler, Itay Tiran
Episodes: 4 parts
ISBN: 66805311826
Number of Discs: 2 discs
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The Promise
Disappointing and just a little maudlin. Despite stellar acting, the story was contrived and characters, both Arab and Israeli, were stick figure caricatures.
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Review by Barbara2121; Los Angeles, CA, United States (Posted on 4/30/2014)

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