An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons reported missing in action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding onto hope, he must travel across the war-torn landscape with the help of a Turkish Officer, himself a veteran of the battles.Written by
Where necessary, visual effects, overseen by visual effects supervisor David Booth, were employed to augment the actual locations or to erase any signs of a century of change and render echoes of the past. Under Booth's supervision, the visual effects team at Rising Sun Pictures, a VFX company based in Adelaide in South Australia, Australia was responsible for generating the massive dust storm that, in a flashback, envelopes Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) and his young sons. See more »
The British Army Officer Lt. Col Hughes was wearing the rank of Lt. Col but at the same time he is wear red stripes which are worn by Col, who are one step to Lt. Col. This was wrongly show. See more »
The preview did not hint at the complex and gripping tale in store for us, beyond that of a father seeking his sons' fate on the battlefields of Gallipoli. Crowe clearly sought to make a powerful statement about war (my wife was moved to tears during the battlefield scenes) but did not overdo it at the expense of an engaging plot. We left the cinema with a new insight to the Gallipoli story, that being the cost to the Turkish people.
Crowe was very convincing in his role of the grieving, relentless father. Fantastic support role by Yilmaz Ergodan and, although brief, Ryan Corr was very moving.
Don't wait for this to come to DVD, it is best appreciated on the big screen.
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