The Covenant is a film about promises, more than anything else.
Promises made by the Unites States Government to interpreters who helped its soldiers during conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And in this case a single promise or ‘covenant’ made by one man to another after he rescues him from the clutches of the Taliban and certain death.
The 2023 Guy Ritchie film was to have been originally called The Interpreter, but it was later changed to The Covenant and later still to Guy Richie’s The Covenant to distinguish it from another film of the same name.
It tells the story of Master Sergeant John Kinley and his Afghan interpreter, Ahmed, who once worked with the Taliban.