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In My Father's Den

sibling relationship loss of loved one soulmates home return ex-girlfriend suppressed past village life province new zealand country life family history funeral war photographer lodge crush teacher

In My Father's Den

Release Date: October 07, 2004

Year    :   2004
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Production Companies    :   IFMD Ltd., Little Bird, Element X, New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air, T.H.E. Films, The Film Coy, UK Film Council, Visionview Production
Director    :   Brad McGann
Producers    :   Trevor Haysom, Dixie Linder, Sue Bruce-Smith
Writers    :   Brad McGann, Maurice Gee
RunTime    :   126 mins.

Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only dreamed of. She actively pursues a friendship with him, fascinated by his cynicism and experience of the world beyond her small-town existence. But many, including the members of both their families (Otto, Moy), frown upon the friendship and when Celia goes missing, Paul becomes the increasingly loathed and persecuted prime suspect in her disappearance. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life.




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