Starring Matthew Macfadyen (Pride and Prejudice, Enigma), Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, War of the Worlds) and newcomer Emily Barclay, In My Father's Den is a haunting intricately layered mystery. When his father dies, Paul Prior (Macfadyen), a weary war photographer returns to his remote New Zealand home to face the past he left behind seventeen years ago. Against his better judgment, he befriends the daughter of his first girlfriend, the feisty sixteen-year old Celia, who hungers for the world beyond her small-town. However, the friendship is condemnded by members of both their families and when Celia goes missing, Paul is immediately blamed for her sudden disappearance. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to contront the family tragedy and betrayal he ran from as a youth. Set against the stunning landscapes of New Zealand captured by cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh (The Piano, Once Were Warriors) and winning 10 New Zealand film awards (including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay), In My Father's Den is a superbly nuances, atmospheric thriller and marks Brad McGann as a director to watch.

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In My Father's Den (2004)

Mystery/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 6m

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Starring Matthew Macfadyen (Pride and Prejudice, Enigma), Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, War of the Worlds) and newcomer Emily Barclay, In My Father's Den is a haunting intricately layered mystery. When his father dies, Paul Prior (Macfadyen), a weary war photographer returns to his remote New Zealand home to face the past he left behind seventeen years ago. Against his better judgment, he befriends the daughter of his first girlfriend, the feisty sixteen-year old Celia, who hungers for the world beyond her small-town. However, the friendship is condemnded by members of both their families and when Celia goes missing, Paul is immediately blamed for her sudden disappearance. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to contront the family tragedy and betrayal he ran from as a youth. Set against the stunning landscapes of New Zealand captured by cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh (The Piano, Once Were Warriors) and winning 10 New Zealand film awards (including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay), In My Father's Den is a superbly nuances, atmospheric thriller and marks Brad McGann as a director to watch.

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Cast
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Matthew Macfadyen

Paul Prior
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Miranda Otto

Penny
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Emily Barclay

Celia Steimer
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Colin Moy

Andrew
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Jimmy Keen

Jonathon
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Jodie Rimmer

Jackie
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Toby Alexander

Paul as a teenager
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Vicky Haughton

Ms Seagar
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Nicholas Hayward

Andrew as a teenager
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Liam Herbert

Andrew as a child
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Vanessa Riddell

Iris
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Asher Emanuel

Paul as a child
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Matthew Chamberlain

Jeff
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Peter Hishon

Vet
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Mabel Wharekawa

Winnie (as Mabel Burt)
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Saengtip Kirk

Mouse
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Daniel Lucas

Jake
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Antony Starr

Gareth
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Meredith Black

Jackie as a teenager
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John Pace

Sid
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Sian Davis

Clerk
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Josephine Davison

Scottish woman
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Daniel Ritter

Older Guy at teabagging party
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Geoff Dolan

O'Neill (as Geoffrey Dolan)
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Shannen Hirst

Sam
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Geraldine Brophy

Det. Farnon
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Anne Chamberlain

Policewoman
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Nick Butcher

Detective Dunleavy
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Dougal Stevenson

TV reporter
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Andrew Duffy

Sten
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Scott Cotter

Kid #1
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Ruth McWhannel

Kid #2
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Geraldine Coats

Minister
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Ralph Rieckermann

Worker
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Amanda Rees

Reporter (uncredited)
Crew
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Brad McGann

Director
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In My Father's Den

(DVD)

10/7/2004

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