Duration: 1h 51m
The Water Diviner Movie Story
Tough Aussie farmer and veteran Joshua Connor uses his divining rod gift and toils his tail off to create a ranch in the Outback for himself, wife and three wonderful sons. When the Geat War requires colonial troops for the British imperial front, first born Art promises to mind his brothers Edward and Hnery, but neither returns from the extremely bloody Gallipoli front. Their mother forces Joshua to play along in blind denial, but finally drowns herself, without absolute certainty. Now he leaves his farm behind and ships to Turkey, which is painfully emerging from the ruins of the defeated Ottoman empire. The Allied authorities in Istanbul tell the civilian to return home, but he finds discrete advise in the family he's craftily dragged to by half-orphan Orhan, whose mother Ayshe must accept the enemy guest as her brother in law and guardian Omer realizes they can't afford to turn away rich foreigners. He stubbornly works his way to the killing field and finds two sons' corpses by divining rod, but Arthur was put on a virtually lethal caravan inland. Hvaing won the respect of Turkish Kemalist (nationalist) Major Hasan, he manages to join his men, who turned on 'collaborator' Omer, by train to fight off the Greek invasion, with unlikely outcome.