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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.

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Joseph Ruben

Writer:

Jeff Stockwell

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Cast

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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$149,830, 12 March 2017

Gross USA:

$240,978

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$413,844
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Color
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Trivia

Michiel Huisman and Hera Hilmar appeared in Harley and the Davidsons (2016). See more »

Goofs

Lillie refers to the war as World War 1, it was known as the Great War and some years after the end of the war it was known as the war to end all wars. It wasn't known as WW1 until after WW2 began. See more »

Quotes

Jude: I've been visiting hospitals in various cities, catching up on the latest advancements in modern medicine.
Lillie: It's true. Medical science has been making some amazing advances. If only we could advance the thinking of the doctors.
Mr. Rowe: Lillie...
Jude: How do you mean, miss?
Lillie: Yesterday, a man was turned away from the hospital where I work because his skin was the wrong colour.
Mrs. Rowe: Dr. Gresham, I have to aologise for our daughter.
Jude: I assure you, Miss Rowe, no one has ever been turned away from our hospital due to ...
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Movies Are Not Politics, Nor Are They Documentaries.
16 March 2017 | by ChipperXSee 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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