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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

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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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Trivia

The Armenian Genocide is not mentioned in The Water Diviner (2014), which pretends that this event didn't matter or never happened. Since this is a Turkish co-production and was shot on location in Turkey, the screenplay would not have been approved by the authorities, if there was any reference to the Armenian Genocide. The denial is still official policy in Turkey today. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lt-Col Cyril Hughes: Yeah, We both know it, but why change everything for one father who can't stay put?
Major Hasan: Because he is the only father who came looking.
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Soundtracks

Love Was My Alibi
Written by Russell Crowe, Carl Falk, Kristoffer Fogelmark
Lead Vocals by Kristoffer Fogelmark
All instruments played and performed by Carl Falk
Produced by Carl Falk
Publisher: Gruntland Pty Ltd (APRA), SK Music admin. By Kobalt Control (STIM)
(c) 2014 Model 101 Records
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A Great Film from A Great Man
28 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

If this is Russell Crowe's first film I can't wait to see what is to come. The Water Diviner takes you an an impossible, heart warming journey of a father looking for his sons after the tragedy of Gallipoli. What this film does well is captures both sides of the battle, the Turkish and the ANZAC's. It is visually stunning, emotionally charged and does more than most movies to pry open your empathetic side.

The cast are amazing but I think my praise would have to go to Ryan Corr, Yilmaz Erdogen and Olga Kurylenko for three beautiful performances. All three of them aid Crowe's performance in a highly emotional way and create depth and love within the film.

I highly recommend giving this film a go if you appreciate a film with a good story and good talent and I hope it receives the praise and attention it deserves. It is definitely worth the watch.


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