Tuesday October 20, 2020

Crowe’s brawn carries WW1 melodrama

Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut with a handsome and ambitious combination of war film and family melodrama, based on real-life events. In The Water Diviner, he plays Joshua Connor, a grief-stricken Australian farmer who makes a pilgrimage t

22nd April, 2015

The film opens with Crowe walking across a dusty field in the deep outback, searching for water beneath the ground with a pair of twitching divining rods. Having dug his well, he returns home to his small, tidy homestead and his sad-eyed wife Eliza (Jacqueline McKenzie). The reason for their silent grief becomes clear: their three boys Arthur (Ryan Corr), Henry (Ben O’Toole) and Edward (James Fraser) enlisted in the Australian Army and were sent...

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