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The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)

R | | Drama, War | 10 March 2017 (USA)
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The Ottoman Lieutenant is a love story between an idealistic American nurse and a Turkish officer in World War I.

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Mr. Clemson
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Melih Pasha
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Aghavni
Hasan Say ...
Ahmet
Deniz Kilic Flak ...
Zoya
Aysen Sümercan ...
Aghavni's Grandmother
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A beautiful, strong-willed woman, who, frustrated by ongoing injustice at home, leaves the United States after meeting Jude, an American doctor who runs a remote medical mission within the Ottoman Empire - a world both exotic and dangerous, and on the brink of what is about to become the first World War. There, she finds her loyalty to Jude and the mission's founder tested when she falls in love with their perceived enemy, a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army. Now, with invading army forces at their doorstep, and the world about to plunge into all-out war, she must make a decision if she wants to be what other people want her to be, or to be herself. Written by Anonymous

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In a land on the brink of war the most dangerous place to be is in love.

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Drama | War

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Rated R for some war violence | See all certifications »

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10 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Amor em Tempos de Guerra  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Ben Kingsley and Hera Hilmar both starred in An Ordinary Man (2017). See more »

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Constantinople was renamed Istanbul in 1923, the movie is set in 1913 and on throughout World War 1, yet on screen text and verbal references are made to Istanbul throughout the film. See more »

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Melih Pasha: Let us be honest with each other. Your name and your charme have carried you this far. But now it's time for you to prove yourself.
Ismail: Allright.
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Movies Are Not Politics, Nor Are They Documentaries.
16 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

While some reviewers cannot see beyond the work of the actors and director in a project, others pay to escape life and be immersed in a world we cannot otherwise visit. The Ottoman Lieutenant is a grand, sweeping movie that has war as its backdrop. This movie is not a documentary. The artists who worked to bring us this bit of fiction immersed themselves beautifully within the project, and their hard work stands out, much like the Merchant Ivory films. The movie itself does not ask for a review of its accuracy, it simply asks that we put aside the trappings of our present environment to imagine a different vista. If you are interested in enjoying beauty for its own sake, then you will enjoy this film. If you are still intent on reliving the atrocities of the past, then l suggest you stick to documentaries, and only those with which you wholeheartedly agree. - Chipper F. Xavier, Esq.


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