It is IMDb’s policy not to interfere with user ratings, but many have called for the database to step in following the tide of negative ratings. Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics.
He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father.
West Asia is characterized by of endogamy, language shift, and a great deal of sub and supra-national communal identity (in fact, national identity is often perceived to be weak here).
A paper from the mid-2000s already suggested that western and eastern Iran were genetically very distinctive, perhaps due to the simple fact of geography: central Iran is extremely arid and relatively unpopulated in relation to the peripheries.
Armenians and Anatolian Turks were neighbors for nearly 1,000 years.
When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men even as Michael hangs on to a promise from his past.
After the Turks join the war on the German side, the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities.
At the time of writing, it has 86,704 ratings on IMDb, 55,126 of which are one-star and 30,639 of which are 10-star, with very few ratings falling anywhere in between.
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