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The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017)

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

Director:

Joseph Ruben

Writer:

Jeff Stockwell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michiel Huisman ... Ismail
Hera Hilmar ... Lillie
Josh Hartnett ... Jude
Ben Kingsley ... Woodruff
Haluk Bilginer ... Khalil Bey
Affif Ben Badra ... Christapor
Paul Barrett ... Mr. Rowe
Jessica Turner ... Mrs. Rowe
Peter Hosking ... Mr. Clemson
Selçuk Yöntem ... Melih Pasha
Eliska Slansky Eliska Slansky ... Aghavni
Hasan Say Hasan Say ... Ahmet
Deniz Kilic Flak Deniz Kilic Flak ... Zoya
Aysen Sümercan Aysen Sümercan ... Aghavni's Grandmother
Murat Seven Murat Seven ... Leader
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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.

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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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Country:

Turkey | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor em Tempos de Guerra See more »

Filming Locations:

Cappadocia, Turkey See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Josh Hartnett and Sir Ben Kingsley appeared in Lucky Number Slevin (2006). See more »

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The island with the 10th Century church on the Lake Van is referred, or rather pronounced several times as the "Ahtamar Island" whereas the correct name is "Akdamar". See more »

Quotes

Ismail: You should'nt wander off.
Lillie: I'm perfectly fine. Is that Mount Ararat where Noah landed?
Ismail: Yes. We call it Agri Dagi.
Lillie: Agri Dagi.
Ismail: Noah and the Great Flood. Adam and Eve. You know, it's also part of the Islamic culture.
Lillie: Really?
Ismail: Hm-hm.
Lillie: Adam and Eve?
Ismail: 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.
Ismail: Please stay close.
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a story
13 January 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A war film. or a romantic one. each discovers what he want. and the only delicate aspect could be the unrealistic expectation. because it is less a political movie, it is less a pledge for a cause or the other but one of beautiful - bitter stories about people, emotions, contact between different worlds and the result of this meet. a film who preserves its noble intentions to the first scene to the last, against pathetic scenes and too many black/white perspective or too sentimental parts. but this does it touching. and, maybe, useful, remembering many other stories about same theme.


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