In My Father's Den

In My Father's Den (2004)

  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2004-06-11
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 93 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: IFMD Ltd.
  • Production Country: New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • Director: Brad McGann
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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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  • Matthew Macfadyen

    as Paul Prior
  • Emily Barclay

    as Celia
  • Miranda Otto

    as Penny Prior
  • Colin Moy

    as Andrew Prior
  • Jimmy Keen

    as Jonathan
  • Jodie Rimmer

    as Jackie
  • Matthew Chamberlain

    as Jeff
  • Vicky Haughton

    as Miss Seagar
  • Antony Starr

    as Garreth
  • Vanessa Riddell

    as Iris
  • Toby Alexander

    as Paul as Teenager
  • Nicholas Hayward

    as Andrew as Teenager
  • Liam Herbert

    as Andrew as Child
  • Asher Emanuel

    as Paul as Child
  • Sian Davis

    as Clerk
  • Josephine Davison

    as Scottish Woman
  • Geoff Dolan

    as O'Neill
  • Geraldine Brophy

    as Det. Farnon
  • Anne Chamberlain

    as Policewoman
Directing Brad McGann Director
Writing Brad McGann Screenplay
Writing Maurice Gee Author
Camera Stuart Dryburgh Director of Photography
Sound Simon Boswell Original Music Composer
Editing Chris Plummer Editor
Art Philip Ivey Art Direction
Production Trevor Haysom Producer
Production Dixie Linder Producer
Production Sue Bruce-Smith Executive Producer
Art Jennifer Kernke Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Kirsty Cameron Costume Design