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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.

Director:

Russell Crowe
14 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Taglines:

To honour a promise. To find his sons. To make his peace. 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

The primary interior for the film was the two-story set for Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko)'s hotel. Producer Andrew Mason noted: "The inside of the hotel was built as one complete structure so that scenes could move through the front door and flow upstairs and into rooms or through the main dining room, into the kitchen and out to the courtyard." Production designer Christopher Kennedy added: "The hotel set was an amalgam of our favorite Ottoman architectural details surveyed in Istanbul and beyond during our research trips. The somewhat eclectic result was a building that, while responding to the internal geography required for the scenes, also provided a mysterious and seductive environment typical of the period setting and fitting the characters' circumstances." Those circumstances were also reflected in the costumes. See more »

Goofs

The coffee cup that he drank out of was not made until 1955 at least, as it was made by the Belleek factory and the back stamp on it relates it to between 1955-1965. 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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Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Laima Vaikule (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Onbesli
Performed by Cem Yilmaz
Annon. Traditional
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An absolute masterpiece
26 December 2014 | by eha96727See 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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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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