A strong-willed young woman, who, frustrated by on-going injustice at home, leaves the U.S. 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 World War I. 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.
The crowd voices at market and other scenes were in Arabic language, while the formal language at that time was Turkish. See more »
You should'nt wander off.
I'm perfectly fine. Is that Mount Ararat where Noah landed?
Yes. We call it Agri Dagi.
Noah and the Great Flood. Adam and Eve. You know, it's also part of the Islamic culture.
Adam and Eve?
Hm-hm. Only in the islamic telling they weren't driven out of the garden. They were placed in different parts of the world, so they had to search to find each other.
Please stay close.
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Movies Are Not Politics, Nor Are They Documentaries.
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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