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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 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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Details

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

Josh Hartnett and Sir Ben Kingsley appeared in Lucky Number Slevin (2006). See more »

Goofs

The crowd voices at market and other scenes were in Arabic language, while the formal language at that time was Turkish. 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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Great Historical Texture
8 May 2017 | by aydogdudemirciSee all my reviews

Art management is great. As a historical movie, It has a very successful interpretation. The orientalist point of view is not on the uncomfortable level. It will be a special place among historical films. Such movies do not come often. The cast have been quite accurate. They did not seem inaccurate in their roles.


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