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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Miranda Otto
Matthew Macfadyen
Emily Barclay
Colin Moy
Directors
Brad McGann
Screenwriters
Brad McGann
Running Time
126 minutes

In My Father's Den
Comparisons to Lantana will be inevitable, but this antipodean drama stands solidly on its own merits.


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Plot
After the death of his father, restless war reporter Paul Prior (MacFadyen) returns to the small New Zealand town he left 17 years ago. While there, he builds up a close relationship with Celia (Barclay), the teenage daughter of his ex-girlfriend, who he suspects could be his daughter.


Verdict
An impressive debut - director Brad McGann reveals great skill and bravery in the way he brings the story's insular world to life.


Reviewed by Nick Dawson

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