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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

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 Georgiades ... Orhan
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

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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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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Details

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English | Turkish | Greek | Russian

Release Date:

26 December 2014 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Camino a Estambul See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to the start of principal photography, actor-director Russell Crowe, cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, the producers, writers, and other members of the key creative teams, including production designer Christopher Kennedy and costume designer Tess Schofield, engaged in weeks of extensive research. Producer Andrew Mason said: "Many days were spent in the excellent archives of the Australian War Museum [in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory], and we contacted all the local sources of images and written accounts of the battles." 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

Connor: She wanted them buried in consecrated ground.
Lt-Col Cyril Hughes: How much blood do you need for it to be holy?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Hey Onbesli
Performed by Cem Yilmaz
Annon. Traditional
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User Reviews

 
Quality, Respectful and Entertaining.
3 January 2015 | by sheer64See all my reviews

The quality of the acting and the production is first class. It is s well directed movie, hats off to Russell Crowe for his directorial debut. I really enjoyed the fact that the movie showed respect to the cultures depicted and kept things on a level playing field. During the screening it was very clear to me the audience was won over and totally engrossed in the movie, just as I was. Watched allot of movies in 2014, but this one is of a higher standard all round. This movie has the potential to be nominated for awards and any it wins would be well deserving. Special mention to Dylan Georgiades who was a delight to watch in the film. I rated this movie a 9/10, and I hope it is successful as it deserves to be, Russell Crowe has done it again.


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