The Ottoman Lieutenant

The Ottoman Lieutenant

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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During World War I, an American nurse and a Turkish officer fall in love.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Call Number: BLU F OTTO
Characteristics: Blu-ray video
video file,region A,rda
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 20, 2018

A story that we've a seen a hundred times before and mostly done better than in this movie. Also, I must disagree with other reviewers about the scenery. Usually the pristine beauty of the setting and landscapes provides a third member to the love story (the deserts in The English Patient or Queen Of The Desert, for example.) I don't remember many beautiful nature shots in this but I do remember a lot of crappy, war torn villages.

Jan 06, 2018

A very corny movie that relies totally on good-looking actors (NOT "good" actors) and beautiful scenery. Forget it...

Jan 04, 2018

Predictable tragic love story that was good. Enjoyed it.

Dec 28, 2017

Worth watching. This is pretty much a standard doomed lovers tale. It is set in Armenia just at the time of the outbreak of WWI. The period settings and costumes are very well done.
There are two things that make it worth watching. (1) The cinematography... incredibly beautiful grasslands and rolling hills of Anatolia are wonderfully photographed. (2) You get a bit of insight into the tensions between the Christian Armenians and the Muslim Turks, and the political situation at the beginning of the war that triggered the genocide. The violence depicted is not especially gross... comparable, I'd say, to an American western from the 1940s.


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