A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.
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Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Charlotte Le Bon,
Richard, a 30 year-old teacher, moves to East London, where he discovers gentrification: hipsters meet cockneys and immigrants in a tense environment. Richard is looking for a fresh start. ... See full summary »
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.
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 »
I've been visiting hospitals in various cities, catching up on the latest advancements in modern medicine.
It's true. Medical science has been making some amazing advances. If only we could advance the thinking of the doctors.
How do you mean, miss?
Yesterday, a man was turned away from the hospital where I work because his skin was the wrong colour.
Dr. Gresham, I have to aologise for our daughter.
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.
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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