Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Jul 2015)
Brief Synopsis – Following The First World War, a man travels to Turkey to find his three sons who fought in the Battle of Gallipoli.
My Take on it – It seems that every actor once reaching the pinnacle of their career feel the need to champion a new project of their own and at the same time take on Directorial duties.
This is the one for Russell Crowe who does a great job directing but is also the perfect choice to play the lead in this film.
I dont love all of his work, but he really fits the character very well and it’s very easy to feel for his character’s difficulties during his quest.
I liked the way that the different kinds of scenes were in contrast here where the Battle scenes moved at a quick pace while the scenes in the Tirkush town moved at a dileberate slow pace in order for us to better understand the cultural differences between the characters of diverse nationalities.
I cant claim that this movie is perfect, but it is quite enjoyable to watch
Bottom Line – Very good Directorial debut of Crowe despite it being slow in certain parts. I can’t say I’m a fan of all of his work, but he was the perfect choice for the lead character and we could feel for him during his searches. The contrast between the battlefield scenes and the scenes in The Turkish towns works well because one is expected to move quickly and the other at a slower deliberate pace. Not perfect, but still enjoyable. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Final film of Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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