R | | Drama, War
An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.
Director Russell Crowe wanted Cem Yilmaz for the role of Sgt. Jemal because he was very familiar with his talent. In fact they got along so well that Crowe tweeted "Darling Cem you are not funny these days" as a joke in Turkish.
Hope's a necessity where I come from.
The dust storm in which Connor rescues his young sons is used to dramatic effect in the movie, but is neither particularly common nor life-threatening in Australia in general or the northwestern area of Victoria where the Connor family were farming. Bushfire and grass fires are a far more realistic and common threat, which most definitely could have caused a dedicated father like Connor to gallop off in search of missing children.
English, Turkish, Greek, Russian
$1,220,335 (USA) (26 April 2015)
$4,190,530 (USA) (28 June 2015)
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