The Water DivinerDVD
In 1919, an Australian farmer travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. With insurmountable obstacles he must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
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-You're so clever. You can find water but you can't even find your own children.
Joshua: You know where I live, my home? Sometimes it doesn't rain for three or four years at a time. We have to find water that's fallen through cracks in the earth.
-How do you find it underground?
Joshua: Well, there's the trick. You have to feel it.
Ayshe: We decide everything here by coffee. Business, holidays. Even our husbands.
Joshua: And that works?
Ayshe: When two families come together to arrange a marriage, the young girl serves them coffee. If it is sweet, she approves of the match. If it is bitter, go away. The more sugar, the deeper the love.
-This was the Ottoman Empire, one of the largest empires the world has ever known, and presently it's being carved up. The Bolshies, they want the Black Sea. The French and Italians, they want the Aegean. And currently, in Anatolia, where the prison camps were incidentally, the Turks and the Greeks are turning the place into a complete and utter blood bath. So where, pray, in all this madness would you like us to start
looking for your son?
- My apologies, Major. Admiral Calthorpe will have to reschedule your meeting. Perhaps next Tuesday? Does that suit?
Major Hasan: Yes. If your Admiral could also reschedule the Greeks.
- Allow us to handle the Greeks through proper diplomatic channels. Let us not have another war.
Hasan: It's the same war. It hasn't ended.
Preacher: As the book of Job teaches us, God sets these trials for a reason. Many families in the district have made similar sacrifices for king and country. You know, you have a gall coming in here, making demands. You haven't stepped inside this place for four years, you haven't been to confession, you're all but lost to God.
Joshua: Yes. And you and God can feed me to the pigs for all I care. But you knew this woman. She was here every Sunday. I've dug the grave, I made the coffin, all I'm asking you to do is say some words and throw some dirt.
-Do you know what the army used to do with the rank and file dead after Waterloo, Crimea, Khartoum? They would dig an enormous bloody pit and rake the whole lot in
with a few handfuls of lime. No names. Horse, mules and the men. All turned into fertilizer. This is the first war anyone has given a damn.
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