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:
We lost over two thousand men in those four days at Lone Pine. The Turks lost seven thousand. We didn't take too many prisoners either. I don't know if I'd forgive any of us.
Movie shows clearly that Connor enters Istanbul through the port of Haydarpasa (at the Asian side of the city). The boy drags him to the hotel which is supposed to be around Sultanahmet (European side). This is verified by the boy's comment "Sultanahmet, we go!" and with the camera shots several times downhill from the hotel with a clear view of Galata tower from the old city. The problem is; Connor follows the boy running from Haydarpasa to Sultanahmet in a couple of minutes, which is impossible due to the Bosphorus waterway between the Black sea and the Marmara sea passing through the city. (They should have taken a boat).
English, Turkish, Greek, Russian
$1,220,335 (USA) (26 April 2015)
$4,190,530 (USA) (28 June 2015)
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