This one stand for hope, this one stands for a promise made by a man to his wife and this one is a journey of a father to find his sons; well, we are talking about The Water Diviner that has been directed by Russell Crowe.
The film opens in 1919, after the end of World War I. Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) is an Australian farmer, and water diviner and he travels to the battlefields of Gallipoli in modern day Turkey in search of the three sons he had lost to war.
The Battle Of Gallipoli, which unfolded in 1915-16, was a defining milestone in many countries that were caught up in the act.
This eight month long battle claimed over one lac twenty thousand lives and this is what forms the backdrop of the film.
After his wife Eliza Connor (Jacqueline McKenzie), who blames him for letting their sons sign up for the war, kills herself, Joshua Connor sets out to find what happened to their sons, and get their remains to be buried alongside their mother.
Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdogan), is the man who helps Joshua Connor with his mission. In all of this we have Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), Joshua Connor’s love interest, who is kind of a breath of fresh air.
Guess the reason to include this love track was the fact that the makers needed some heart in the film, which is rather heartless with all the tragedies, killings and warfare.
The director acknowledges the dignity with which even men of war conduct themselves away from the battlefield.
The Water Diviner, was a huge risk, but after looking at the final product one must say that the film has been very carefully put together.
All in all, Russell Crowe makes an impressive debut as a director and one must watch this film for all the efforts that he has put into this one.
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