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Release Date: March 10th, 2017

DVD Release Date: August 1st, 2017

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
A strong-willed woman, 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 tested to both Jude and the mission's founder when she falls in love with their perceived enemy, a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army.

Cast: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Haluk Bilginer, Afif Ben Badra, Paul Barrett, Jessica Turner

Director: Joseph Ruben

Genres: Historical drama, Romance, War

Production Co: Y Production, Eastern Sunrise Films

Distributors: Paladin

Keywords: Brooding, Intense, Love, Emotional, Temptation, Soldier, Doctor, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The by-the-numbers story never achieves its aimed-for grandeur or intensity, and the striking Turkish locations prove far more interesting than the characters. show more

  • I’ll admit to a weakness for this sort of thing (which Merchant-Ivory, a couple of decades back, made into elegant art), but even I couldn’t muster up much enthusiasm for this one, a tepid love triangle set in the Ottoman Empire in the early days of World War I. show more

  • What we’re left with is a botched romance saddled with an over-arching, over-reaching message, one that only the Turks will be quick to embrace. show more

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