The Water Diviner is a poignant, beautiful and captivating film, showing the ongoing ravages on both sides after WW1’s Gallipoli campaign.
The extraordinary courage needed from a man who lost everything to the peninsular is captured perfectly in Crowe’s emphatic performance. His supporting cast assists with elegance and energy, each with a significant role to play; Kurylenko provides the passion, while young Georgiades sweetens, and Erdogan’s Turkish leader provides the balance.
Exquisitely shot with a superb score as well as screenplay, Crowe’s directing has brought out the best from his crew in all areas, creating an important and impressive movie.
Crowe’s directorial debut is the triumphant result of a lifetime in movies. Successfully navigating war, drama, action and romance, this film has it all on both sides of the camera.
CAST: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Yilmaz Erdogan, Ryan Corr, Dylan Georgiades
DIRECTOR: Russell Crowe
WRITERS: Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios
SYNOPSIS: An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.