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The Water DivinerThe films is an adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Connor travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman, who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope and with the help of a Turkish Officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons. The Water Diviner is an extraordinary tale of love, hope and heroism.Keywords:
Actors of "The Water Diviner"Olga KurylenkoBirthdate: 14 November 1979, Berdyansk, Zaporozhye Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine]
Characters of "The Water Diviner"
Directors of "The Water Diviner"Russell CroweBirthdate: 7 April 1964, Wellington, New Zealand
Creators of "The Water Diviner"Andrew KnightAndrew Anastasios
Critic Reviews of "The Water Diviner"Chicago Sun-TimesApril 26, 2015
Indeed, this is the 51-year-old Crowe's first time as a movie director, but he's hardly a novice actor stepping behind the camera for some sort of vanity project.New York Magazine/VultureApril 24, 2015
It's clear that Russell Crowe has poured his heart and soul into the historical romance The Water Diviner, his first feature as a director. If only the film were better.Christian Science MonitorApril 24, 2015
A sloggy, heartfelt piece of quasi-magical realist storytelling.Rolling StoneApril 24, 2015
Crowe strives to strike a universal chord about the futility of war. Simplistic? Maybe. But in crafting a film about the pain a parent feels after losing a child in battle, Crowe transcends borders and politics.TIME MagazineApril 24, 2015
Crowe needs, badly, a director to push back against his default mode: The script for The Water Diviner posits that Joshua Connor is the most interesting man in the frame at all times, but Crowe's performance doesn't earn that.Newark Star-LedgerApril 24, 2015
Even slightly self-censored, its images of broken cities and the walking wounded is a strong restating of the film's message: There is no such thing as a "good" war. There's only war - sometimes necessary, sometimes not. And always inhuman.Film InquiryMay 11, 2017
This is a movie lacking in life or vibrancy, or any real emotions for us to actually connect to or relate to the characters; it is enamoured by its subject matter and as such tries to make itself too respectful.South China Morning PostApril 02, 2016
The preposterousness of [the story] is offset by Crowe's powerful depiction of the horrors of war for both the Australians and Turks.The Film StageFebruary 24, 2016
[This is] for the tiresome cynics who think that many films aren't about anything anymore, and would rather a film be definitively about something, than any good overall.The Canberra Times (Australia)December 30, 2015
As expected, what an actor-turned-director like Crowe can do is pull strong performances out of his cast.Daily Telegraph (Australia)December 21, 2015
A well-meaning, worthy and, at times, moving ode to Gallipoli.
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