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In My Father's Den

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Synopsis

Paul (Matthew Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown on the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Emily 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, 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. 

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Running Time
126 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Brad McGann 1st Feature
Producer
Sue Bruce Smith, James Mitchell, Paul Trijbits, Jim Reeve, Steve Robbins
Co-Producer
Sue Bruce Smith, James Mitchell, Paul Trijbits, Jim Reeve, Steve Robbins
Editor
Chris Plummer
Screenwriter
Brad McGann
Director of Photography
Stuart Dryburgh
Sound
Richard Flynn
Music
Simon Boswell
Principal Cast
Matthew Macfadyen, Miranda Otto, Emily Barclay, Colin Moy

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