In My Father's Den (2004)

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.

Directing:
  • Brad McGann

Writing:
  • Brad McGann
  • Maurice Gee

Stars:
Release Date: 2004-06-11
themoviedb icon 7.7/10
  • Country: NZ
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 126
Emily Barclay
Emily Barclay
Celia
Matthew Macfadyen
Matthew Macfa...
Paul Prior
Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto
Penny Prior
Colin Moy
Colin Moy
Andrew Prior
Jodie Rimmer
Jodie Rimmer
Jackie
Vicky Haughton
Vicky Haughto...
Miss Seagar
Toby Alexander
Toby Alexande...
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