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The Promise 

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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Series cast summary:
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 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 Colin Harris ...  Private Raymond Atkinson 4 episodes, 2011
Amir Najjar Amir Najjar ...  Hassan 4 episodes, 2011
Fatma Yahia Fatma Yahia ...  Samira 4 episodes, 2011
Mahmud Abu-Jazi Mahmud Abu-Jazi ...  Abu-Yousef 4 episodes, 2011
Raida Adon ...  Adiva 4 episodes, 2011
Shai Egozi 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
Khulud Abu Lasen Khulud Abu Lasen ...  Khulud 4 episodes, 2011
Loai Nofi ...  Hamid 4 episodes, 2011
Noa Koler ...  Sal'it 4 episodes, 2011
Mark Spalding ...  Police Sergeant Phipps 4 episodes, 2011
Amir Haddad Amir Haddad ...  Khalid Habash 4 episodes, 2011
Liam Evans-Ford Liam Evans-Ford ...  Private Miggs 4 episodes, 2011
Lana Zreik Lana Zreik ...  Rabab 4 episodes, 2011
Adam Kotz Adam Kotz ...  Jewish Brigade Major 4 episodes, 2011
Jameel Khoury ...  Kareem 4 episodes, 2011
Ayala Lipshitz Ayala Lipshitz ...  Jewish Refugee on Beach 4 episodes, 2011
Roy Assaf ...  IDF Checkpoint Conscript 4 episodes, 2011
Firas Khoury Firas Khoury ...  Palestinian Father 4 episodes, 2011
Mati Atlas ...  Demonstration Ringleader 4 episodes, 2011
Eyal Rozales ...  Yaakov Maazel 4 episodes, 2011
John Warnaby John Warnaby ...  Colonel Henry Reid 4 episodes, 2011
Ilan Ganani Ilan Ganani ...  Jewish Man From House 4 episodes, 2011
Michal Rubin Michal Rubin ...  Jewish Woman from House 4 episodes, 2011
Martin Delaney ...  Operation Bulldog Paratrooper 4 episodes, 2011
Benny Eldar Benny Eldar ...  Nathan Filer 4 episodes, 2011
Alon Dahan ...  Hebron Heckler 4 episodes, 2011
Igal Reznik Igal Reznik ...  Mikhail 4 episodes, 2011
Eva Huri Eva Huri 4 episodes, 2011
Yoram Yosephberg Yoram Yosephberg ...  Irgun Fighter in Deir Yassin 4 episodes, 2011
Martin Blakelock Martin Blakelock ...  Military Policeman 4 episodes, 2011
Salim Dau ...  Ahmed Abu El-Haija 4 episodes, 2011
Naama Amit ...  Nurse 4 episodes, 2011
Max Benjamin Mager Max Benjamin Mager ...  British Soldier / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Moon Shavit 2 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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UK

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English | Hebrew | Arabic | German

Release Date:

6 February 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gelobtes Land See more »

Filming Locations:

Acre, Israel See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Very hard to find a middle ground in Isreal/Palestein without demonising someone, yet this film series managed to do it.
6 March 2011 | by jonticSee all my reviews

A great piece of intelligent television. Biased? Didn't seem to spare anyone. Pretty much every group was shown acting horrendously, but also how much of those actions arose/arise from the context, and were compelling and difficult to avoid. Palestinians, British, the Isrealis, none demonised despite the awful things they all did and do, and as such it was really a remarkable feat. It is very hard to find that middle ground, (and that is also the problem for those in Isreal who want peace too). Great performances from Christian Cooke and Clare Foy. Clare in particular played the not terribly likable ingénue with distinction and subtlety. It isn't Hollywood, not evil v good, no heroes and no villains. The violence is shown as solving nothing and just leads to more vile acts of attrition. The story that holds it together has some artificiality, but does manage to run the two threads, 1947-8 and 2010 together very well.


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