The Ottoman Lieutenant

2017

Drama / War

80
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 56%
IMDb Rating 7 10 19026

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Cast

Michiel Huisman as Ismail
Ben Kingsley as Woodruff
Hera Hilmar as Lillie
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815.1 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
P/S 24 / 300
1.68 GB
1920*1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 46 min
P/S 14 / 243

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by yelenabilgic 10 / 10

Nice movie

This is very nice movie and really i'm very happy to watch it. Scenario is historical based and casting is perfect. Even you can't understand how your time will go so fast... Additionally that movie is throw light on a piece of near past and you are easily understanding that Armenians are telling lie about 1915 events between Armenians and Turks... Armenians has killed too many Turks during the war and Turks has just defended themselves, so at the and Turks has won that fight... Anyway, when you watch that movie, you will see what kind of things really happened and how Armenians are telling lie... Have nice watch,

Reviewed by mert-ercetin 10 / 10

Rather than over-politicizing the movie, it is also possible to enjoy a story of the east front of WWI

I believe the ongoing dispute over "Meds Yeghern" should not taken to be central to criticize the movie. It's documented in history that armed political organizations such as "Taşnaksutyan" (which had members among "İttihat-Terakki", quite ironically) became rebellious during the WWI. The deportation and unfortunate results during that can be considered as Ottoman Government's response with unintended consequences against this Armenian nationalists back then. This law has had recoils for the young Republic of Turkey till end of 20th century, too (the assassinations of ambassadors by ASALA). Therefore the movie's attitude to distant itself from political dispute seems reasonable.

Even though the plot's being centralized a love story and a dilemma between the loyalty for home and the love/sexual desire for the eccentric is quite generic, but it's best audience attraction mechanism at hand. Still the movie can be enjoyed as a pavement stone to tell the war stories from non-European/non-American parts of the world and for the sake of Haluk Bilginer who shows tremendous acting performance whenever he plays.

Last but not least, the animation of İstanbul in 1910's is what I can't wait to see in the movie. And the sublimity of the Ottoman capital that is lost after the rapid urbanization starting with the municipal administration of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, current president of TR.

Reviewed by armyforever-28741 10 / 10

deeply flawed film, as both romantic epic

Unabashedly old-fashioned and romantic, this World War I-era movie fearlessly plucks at the heartstrings while offering glorious, big- screen cinematography ... and a bit of revisionist history. The Ottoman Lieutenant may may lack big-name movie stars. And, because it was funded largely by Turkish financiers, it shines a positive light on the country, largely ignoring the Armenian Genocide of 1915. But if you judge it based on goal of telling a romantic story against an intense wartime backdrop, like a mini-Dr. Zhivago or The English Patient, it succeeds handsomely.

The three characters involved in the love triangle are very appealing, and their human qualities make their relationship all the more complex. Plus, Ben Kingsley is wonderfully hammy as the founder of the Turkish hospital. Veteran director Joseph Ruben, who usually makes low-level thrillers (like the excellent The Stepfather) forgoes any tricks and simply uses a gorgeous widescreen backdrop with spectacular landscapes and plays of light to underline his story. The telling of it is smart but not confusing, tragic but not weepy, and swoon-inducing without being dopey.

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