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The Water Diviner (2014)

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An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

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After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli. Written by lament

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A father's journey in search of his sons

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Drama | War

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Rated R for war violence including some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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26 December 2014 (Australia)  »

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Camino a Estambul  »

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Budget:

$22,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,220,335 (USA) (24 April 2015)

Gross:

$4,190,530 (USA) (26 June 2015)
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Cem Yilmaz and Yilmaz Erdogan are both comedy actors in Turkey. They acted together in Vizontele (2001) and Organize Isler (2005), which were comedy movies. See more »

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In the Galata area aerial overview scene the Galata tower has a cone shaped top, which was not built until the mid 1960s. See more »

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Connor: Are there any more records about my son?
Jemal: We are Ottomans, not Germans.
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Newton's Cradle
Performed by Ludovico Einaudi (as Ludivico Einaudi), Piano, Celesta & Loops
Written by Ludovico Einaudi (as Ludivico Einaudi)
From the project 'The Elements'
Produced by Fondazione Musica per Roma
Courtesy of Universal Music
Publisher: Chester Music Ltd
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Cross-Cultural Jewel, Incredibly Powerful Message
13 January 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

First of all, I am neither Australian nor Turkish. I'm from Rio, as far away as it can get from either country - not only in terms of geography, but also, and most importantly, in culture. I enjoyed "The Water Diviner" enormously nonetheless (watched it in Mediterranean Turkey on a trip), for this jewel of a movie is built upon universal themes of common appeal to our shared humankind.

This is the first film from an English-speaking country with a huge budget and world-famous actors that thoroughly succeeds in overcoming jingoism and achieving a perfectly harmonious, cross- culture balance of fairness that I have ever watched in my entire life.

The story has an amazing soul, a mesmerizing spiritual power, and a refreshing perspective on History. As a scholar of History, I'd say it treats a noble Turkish nation victim of absolutely unprovoked aggression from all sides during World War I with long-overdue justice after a 100 years, while retaining the dignity of ANZAC soldiers who fought with great bravery and loyalty for a dubious British cause.

"The Water Diviner" is not only a cinematographic masterpiece of rare beauty. It is a powerful statement of tolerance, a testimony of endless hope and love.


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