R | | Drama, War
An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.
The Armenian Genocide is not mentioned in The Water Diviner (2014), which pretends that this event didn't matter or never happened. Since this is a Turkish co-production and was shot on location in Turkey, the screenplay would not have been approved by the authorities, if ... ...
Lt-Col Cyril Hughes:
Yeah, We both know it, but why change everything for one father who can't stay put?
Major Hasan: Because he is the only father who came looking.
The Turks storm the (empty) ANZAC trenches on the 20th December 1915. The movie portrays this as a sunny day with hot weather. In reality snow and frost appeared as far back as November with as many as 16,000 cases of frostbite and exposure reported for November alone.
English, Turkish, Greek, Russian
$1,220,335 (USA) (26 April 2015)
$4,190,530 (USA) (28 June 2015)
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