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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 Georgiades ... 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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Two exterior locations in South Australia were involved in the recreation of the battle of Gallipoli. In his research, production designer Christopher Kennedy did field surveys of the actual battlefield, which has been reforested since 1919, and much of it is now protected ground. Therefore, he recounted: "All the trench sets were constructed in a sand quarry near the coastal city of Adelaide and were designed to match the topography of the landscape on the Turkish peninsula." 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

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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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:

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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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