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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Connor
... Ayshe
... Major Hasan
... Sgt. Jemal
... Lt Colonel Hughes
... Orhan
... Omer
... Natalia
... Dr. Ibrahim
... Fatma
... Art
... Edward
... Henry
... Eliza
... Young Art
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Storyline

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 See more »

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Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 December 2014 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Camino a Estambul  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,220,335, 26 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,190,530, 28 June 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,747,799, 15 May 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Director Russell Crowe said of Ukrainian-born actress and his co-star Olga Kurylenko: "Olga was a revelation to me...When we met, I was confident she was the right person for the role, but she exceeded all my expectations. She is magnificent as Ayshe." Kurylenko said: "It's a beautiful story, and I fell in love with the character...She's unlike anyone I've ever played. There was so much to learn." See more »

Goofs

Movie shows clearly that Connor enters Istanbul through the port of Haydarpasa (at the Asian side of the city). The boy drags him to the hotel which is supposed to be around Sultanahmet (European side). This is verified by the boy's comment "Sultanahmet, we go!" and with the camera shots several times downhill from the hotel with a clear view of Galata tower from the old city. The problem is; Connor follows the boy running from Haydarpasa to Sultanahmet in a couple of minutes, which is impossible due to the Bosphorus waterway between the Black sea and the Marmara sea passing through the city. (They should have taken a boat). See more »

Quotes

Lt-Col Cyril Hughes: We lost over two thousand men in those four days at Lone Pine. The Turks lost seven thousand. We didn't take too many prisoners either. I don't know if I'd forgive any of us.
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Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.79 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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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An absolute masterpiece
26 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Russell Crowe has absolutely outdone himself with this film; it had me entranced from the start. Beautifully shot, amazing casting and the time and effort put into the making of this film really shone through. I feel the costumers deserve an Oscar nomination for this one - everything was spot on which for a period drama is almost impossible:) Flawless casting and great character development leads the viewer through the story; this film will bring out emotions and provoke thought. I loved the perspective of the film; it is an exceptional sensitive retelling of an historical story from both perspectives and I think this is one of the absolute highlights of this film.

See it - you won't be disappointed!Take the tissues though...


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