The promise

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: The Promise - Unjustifiably low rating becasue of political reasons


On the 11th of September  TIFF aired "The Promise" directed by Terry George. The movie is about a love triangle and the events are taking place back in 1915 during the events of Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turks. For more than a century this topic has almost never been screened for a worldwide public and this attempt with a talented Director and cast is unprecedented. 

Today I was disturbed by the low rating of the film and the fact that Turkish and Azerbaijanian activists are trying to underscore the movie to prevent its success in access to wider public is just devastating obvious fact. 
I would kindly ask IMDb to draw the attention on rating banners especially in the countries where the movie has not been premiered yet. 

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Arpine Harutyunyan

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Posted 4 years ago

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 As far as troll votes go there isn't really anything to be done, (this issue comes up a lot). IMDb does take this into consideration for its "weighted score" (for the Top 250 list) and only includes votes by "regular users". Considering some of the big names in the film I doubt that the troll vote will succeed in the end.
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we all hope so.. thanks for your note!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why vote on a movie that is not yet out?.

My concern is regarding the movie The Promise

It is a drama directed by Terry George and starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale among others. Its set in World War 1 in Turkey, and it is centered around the first genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide.

This is an extremely sensitive topic for both Armenians and Turks. Turks generally keep denying that a genocide ever happened although it is globally acknowledged and recognized by the vast majority.

From the looks of it, it is inevitable that Turkish internet warriors will come in and give the movie a score of 1, just as Armenians probably will come in and give it a high score. But as it is clear at this moment, the movie has a score of 3.5, as it has been bombarded by Turkish naysayers. Im pretty sure its more probable that Turks will come in and give it a low score than Armenians doing the opposite, but thats just my take on how pro-Turkish people are on the internet.

So to my question, why can people vote on it now? Is it not more fair to wait until the movie is actually released before you can vote on it? Especially on a movie like this.

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