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 »
Wouldn't you like to break free?
Freedom is an illusion. We... we all take the role we're given.
I don't believe that. Do you?
Less and less, evertime I see you.
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It seems like most of Europeans and North Americans made their mindset through their political perspectives. Your anti-ottoman mindsets are not goodenough to criticize this movie in order to promote some other movie. 9 out 10 comments here are biased, subjective and misguided. So please try to criticize movie not the Ottomans. So lets continue with movie. Movie is well played with famous characters from Turkey like Selcuk and Haluk. They are perfect for their characters. For the nurse and main character i can not say the same perfection but they are good. The scenario might be little bit better but i would say a great movie from Eastern front of WW1.
Note: we never see such movies about eastern front a lot. so lack of empathy of westerners are total disaster for connection between western and eastern cultures.
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