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In My Father’s Den

In My Father’s Den

Jun. 11, 2004New Zealand126 Min.R
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When his father dies, Paul Prior, a international-renowned struggle photographer returns home from Europe, for the first time in seventeen years, to an remoted landlocked metropolis in New Zealand. His arrival stuns his brother, Andrew, a nearby ostrich farmer. The two siblings, worlds apart, barely recognize every other. Andrew, a God-fearing man, pressures a reluctant Paul into staying to assist sort out the sale in their father’s cottage and the adjacent orchard. Paul visits the now dilapidated property and re-discovers the old den tucked away within the system shed. It belonged to his father, Jeff, who had secretly harboured a love of wine, literature and unfastened wondering philosophy. When Paul as a infant had by chance stumbled upon this wondrous, book-lined universe, he have been included in his father’s mystery, promising in no way to inform every person about it. Once he starts offevolved cleansing up the belongings, Paul surprises sixteen-year-old Celia within the mystery den. She has been the usage of the derelict conceal-away as a private haven to write her memories and to fuel her dream of escaping her small metropolis and residing in Europe. Paul insists she leave, unaware that she is the daughter of his ex-teenage-lover, Jackie, (now the local butcher) and can be his daughter. Paul is persuaded, by using his former principal, to soak up a brief relief role on the nearby high school coaching English. Celia is one among his college students. Recognising some thing of himself in her passion for writing, thirst for understanding and revel in of the sector, he now welcomes her visits on the cottage. It isn’t lengthy however, before their growing friendship comes under scrutiny from a judgmental Andrew and an resentful Jackie. The are forbidden from seeing every other in personal. Despite the dire warnings, Celia and Paul continue to fulfill secretly. And then, in the center of winter, Celia goes lacking. It is thought that she has run away and that Paul was the closing to look her. He denies understanding her whereabouts. When Jackie discovers a packed suitcase beneath Celia’s bed, along with a passport, a extra sinister fate seems likely and the police enquiry becomes extra urgent. Paul, now concerned for Celia, admits he knows she wanted to visit Spain, making him promise now not to inform a soul. In a city he once called home, Paul is blamed for the disappearance of young Celia. He faces not handiest mounting suspicions and violent threats inside the township itself, but his own wavering doubts approximately his involvement with Celia. As the harrowing and urgent reality progressively emerges, Paul is forced to confront the own family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to stand the grievous results of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his complete person life. tt0385017

In My Father’s Den
In My Father’s Den
Original title In My Father's Den
IMDb Rating 7.5 7,222 votes
TMDb Rating 7.7 53 votes

Director

Brad McGann
Director

Cast

Miranda Otto isPenny Prior
Penny Prior
Colin Moy isAndrew Prior
Andrew Prior
Jimmy Keen isJonathan
Jonathan
Vicky Haughton isMiss Seagar
Miss Seagar
Toby Alexander isPaul as Teenager
Paul as Teenager
Nicholas Hayward isAndrew as Teenager
Andrew as Teenager

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