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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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Russell Crowe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Crowe ... Connor
Olga Kurylenko ... Ayshe
Yilmaz Erdogan ... Major Hasan
Cem Yilmaz ... Sgt. Jemal
Jai Courtney ... Lt Colonel Hughes
Dylan Jett ... Orhan (as Dylan Georgiades)
Steve Bastoni ... Omer
Isabel Lucas ... Natalia
Salih Kalyon ... Dr. Ibrahim
Megan Gale ... Fatma
Ryan Corr ... Art
James Fraser ... Edward
Ben O'Toole ... Henry
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Eliza
Jack Patterson Jack Patterson ... Young Art
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Storyline

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 Rose

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A father's journey in search of his sons See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Jacqueline McKenzie, who plays Russell Crowe's wife in the movie, also starred with Crowe in the 1992 hit Romper Stomper, as did Dan Wyllie. See more »

Goofs

The Turks storm the (empty) ANZAC trenches on the 20th December 1915. The movie portrays this as a sunny day with hot weather. In reality snow and frost appeared as far back as November with as many as 16,000 cases of frostbite and exposure reported for November alone. See more »

Quotes

Connor: Hope's a necessity where I come from.
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Connections

Featured in Projector: The Water Diviner/A Little Chaos (2015) See more »

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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The best movie we've seen this year
26 December 2014 | by skw2001See all my reviews

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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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English | Turkish | Greek | Russian

Release Date:

26 December 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Water Diviner See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,220,335, 26 April 2015

Gross USA:

$4,196,641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,176,317
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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