Thursday, April 23, 2015
A passionate tale of the great lengths a father would endure to find his missing children.
Review by @ErikaAshleyIn Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner - a film based on true events - opens with a Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) and his wife Eliza (Jacqueline McKenzie), struggling with their day to day lives four years after their three sons go missing in action during the bloody Battle of Gallipoli in 1915. Joshua Connor an Australian farmer and water diviner, continues to live his empty life while his wife struggles accepting the fact that their children are most likely deceased. Eliza swiftly takes her life out of grief and leaves Joshua devastated. After being left widowed, Joshua promises to seek out his missing sons to bring them back home to be buried next to their mother. He then ventures alone to Turkey, the last known location of the boys, and begins the voyage to find his sons.