The Promise (2011)

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A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.

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 Erin Matthews (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Len Matthews (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Paul Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Clara Rosenbaum / ... (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Omar Habash (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Abu-Hassan Mohammed (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Eliza Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Max Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Leah Meyer (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Chris Matthews (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Old Jawda (4 episodes, 2011)
Lucas Gregorowicz ...
 Captain Richard Rowntree (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Corporal Jackie Clough (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Sergeant Hugh Robbins (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Sergeant Frank Nash (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Private Alec Hyman (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Major John Arbuthnot (4 episodes, 2011)
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 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)
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 Leo Rosenbaum (4 episodes, 2011)
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 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)
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 Abdul-Basir (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Yaron (4 episodes, 2011)
Khulud Abu Lasen ...
 Khulud (4 episodes, 2011)
Loai Nofi ...
 Hamid (4 episodes, 2011)
Noa Kooler ...
 Sal'it (4 episodes, 2011)
Mark Spalding ...
 Police Sergeant Phipps (4 episodes, 2011)
Amir Haddad ...
 Khalid Habash (4 episodes, 2011)
Liam Evans-Ford ...
 Private Miggs (4 episodes, 2011)
Lana Zreik ...
 Rabab (4 episodes, 2011)
Adam Kotz ...
 Jewish Brigade Major (4 episodes, 2011)
Jamil Khoury ...
 Kareem (4 episodes, 2011)
Ayala Lipshitz ...
 Jewish Refugee on Beach (4 episodes, 2011)
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 IDF Checkpoint Conscript (4 episodes, 2011)
Firas Khoury ...
 Palestinian Father (4 episodes, 2011)
Mati Atlas ...
 Demonstration Ringleader (4 episodes, 2011)
Eyal Rozales ...
 Yaakov Maazel (4 episodes, 2011)
John Warnaby ...
 Colonel Henry Reid (4 episodes, 2011)
Ilan Ganani ...
 Jewish Man From House (4 episodes, 2011)
Michal Rubin ...
 Jewish Woman from House (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Operation Bulldog Paratrooper (4 episodes, 2011)
Benny Eldar ...
 Nathan Filer (4 episodes, 2011)
Alon Dahan ...
 Hebron Heckler (4 episodes, 2011)
Igal Reznik ...
 Mikhail (4 episodes, 2011)
Eva Huri
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Yoram Yosephberg ...
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Martin Blakelock ...
 Military Policeman (4 episodes, 2011)
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 British Soldier / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
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A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.

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4 August 2013 | by (Monaco) – See all my reviews

Very good, finally a fairly balanced attempt at depicting the middle- eastern problem. I very much appreciated the fact that the movie tried to remain rather unbiased (except toward the end, where it went a little over the top with showing the brutality of the IDF and excessively victimizing the Palestinians). The two story lines make it possible to show at the same time both the current situation as well as the original creation of the problem, its roots. Great idea!

All in all, some good acting, good cinematography and decent, clear dialog (especially for a made-for-TV flick). If anything is lacking its a good musical score, but it doesn't take away much from the movie. I can only recommend this movie to all. Most will learn a lot by watching it, and it will make many think again about the preconceptions they have about this issue, mostly due to ignorance and misinformation in the media.


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