REVIEW THE OTTOMAN LIEUTENANT
The Ottoman Lieutenant is an upcoming Turkish-American World War I drama movie directed by Joseph Ruben plus written by Jeff Stockwell. The movie stars Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley. The movie was released for an Oscar-qualifying run in December 2016 and will release widely on March 10, 2017.
The motion picture begins principal photography in Prague, the Czech Republic in April 2015, and also filmed in Cappadocia and Istanbul, Turkey and completed filming in July 2015. The film’s music score was composed by Geoff Zanelli.
THE OTTOMAN LIEUTENANT is the first movie to explore the eastern front of World War I, and tells the story of a beautiful, strong-willed woman (Hera Hilmar), who, frustrated by ongoing injustice at home, leaves the United States after meeting Jude, an American doctor (Josh Hartnett) who runs a remote medical mission within the Ottoman Empire – the 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, (Ben Kingsley) tested when she falls in love with a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army (Michiel Huisman). Now, with invading army forces at their doorstep, and the world about to plunge into all-out war, she must decide if she wants to be what other people want her to be, or to be herself.