The Ottoman Lieutenant

March 7th, 2017


The Ottoman Lieutenant

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Release Year: 2016

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Joseph Ruben

Stars: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett

A beautiful, strong-willed woman, who, frustrated by ongoing injustice at home, leaves the United States 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 the first World War. 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.

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 - Aghavni
Hasan Say - Ahmet
Deniz Kilic Flak - Zoya
Aysen Sümercan - Aghavni's Grandmother
Murat Seven - Leader

Taglines: In a land on the brink of war the most dangerous place to be is in love.

Country: Turkey, USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Cappadocia, Turkey

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Did You Know?

In a 2015 video interview Ben Kingsley recognized the historical fact of the 1915 Armenian Genocide perpetrated by Turks then starred this film that Variety called a "revisionist" and "B-grade" propaganda "financed by Turkish sources". See more »


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