The Ottoman Lieutenant is a love story between an idealistic American nurse and a Turkish officer in World War I.
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.
The Ottoman Lieutenant is an upcoming Turkish-American World War I drama film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by Jeff Stockwell. The film stars Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley. The film was released for an Oscar-qualifying run in December 2016, and will release widely on March 10, 2017.
The motion picture commenced principal photography in Prague, 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
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Starring: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Haluk Bilginer, Affif Ben Badra, Jessica Turner, Deniz Kılıç Flak, Ayşen Sümercan, Selçuk Yöntem
Screenplay by: Jeff Stockwell
Production Design by: Luca Tranchino
Cinematography by: Daniel Aranyó
Film Editing by: Nick Moore, Dennis Virkler
Costume Design by: Joanna Eatwell
Set Decoration by: Katerina Koutská
Art Direction by: Alessandro Alberti, Sıla Karakaya, Martin Kurel, Osman Özcan
Music by: Geoff Zanelli
Release Date: March 10. 2017