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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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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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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

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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Diabolically awful
4 August 2017 | by wilbur101See all my reviews

The most awful couple of hours of two-dimensional clap-trap I have subjected myself to for several years. Don't waste your time on this drivel. I can't believe Ben Kingsley allowed himself to be duped into this nonsense. Shockingly wooden acting, criminally historically inaccurate, and a script that most ten-year-olds would find insultingly beneath them. This film is a barrage of banality. Awful. Really awful. I'm serious.


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