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TheWaterDivinerThe Water Diviner, directed by Russell Crowe,  is an excellent movie.  I didn’t think I would like it, boy was I wrong.  The movie opens in 1919 right after WWI, with a farmer named Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe), using a diviner to find water on his property.  When he does, he digs and builds a rather sophisticated well.    Joshua has three sons, Arthur (Ryan Corr), Edward (James Fraser), and Henry (Ben O’Toole) who all served with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at the Battle of Gallipoli five years prior to the opening scene of the movie and are now presumed dead. Joshua’s wife, Eliza (Jacqueline McKenzie), is unable to come to grips with their loss and blames Joshua for not going out and finding the boys.  Soon after, Eliza committed suicide by drowning. Joshua would have to lie to her priest so that she could…

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