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Renowned photojournalist Paul Prior (Matthew MacFadyen) goes home to New Zealand for his father's funeral. While sifting through the personal effects contained in the man's longtime haven, he meets Celia (Emily Barclay), the teenage daughter of his former flame (Jodie Rimmer). The girl subsequently develops a crush on the man who is very likely her father.

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Critic Reviews for In My Father's Den

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  • Feb 09, 2010
    Could have been better. A brisker pace & a well thought/executed ending would have been of great help.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Aug 22, 2009
    <a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i32.tinypic.com/27yrew0.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>for sexual content, language, some violence and drug use. I found this movie very emotional and sensitive.The performances from the entire cast were amazing, the lead characters, all unknown for me, Emily Barclay (as Celia) and Mathew MacFadyen (as Paul Prior) I found the scenes tbetween them was so pleasant to watch. The remarkable of this movie was the creation of the characters which was totally believable of real live. Strange ending although. Very good. Love it.
    Daisy M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 24, 2007
    After lots of enthusiastic recomendations from some 'aussie mates' of mine and months trying to get it, I finally saw <i>In My Father's Den</i>. And let me tell you that it was so worth the wait! Turns out all of the reviews I read (and the 8.0 rating on IMDb) was right. This is a great piece of Cinema! With an extremely clever scipt, well adapted (even though I haven't read Maurice Gee's novel), the film is this half drama, half thriller, very well paced and delivered, never becoming too long, even though it crosses the 2 hour barrier. Visually stunning, as New Zealand itself, with those breathtaking landscapes, that Peter Jackson (as a 'local') knew were the only ones capable of turning <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy into one of the greatest achievements in Cinema history. <i>In My Father's Den</i> manages aswell to capture the essence of New Zealand, the quietude that almost allows you to hear your own thoughts, the loneliness that only who was born on an island can understand. The story isn't original. This is not exacly the first melodrama filled with long hidden family secrets, nor the first 'small town guy returns home' flick. But I can garantee it's one of the best you'll ever see! Brad McGann gets us hooked from the very first scene, and keeps it that way 'till the very last one. A thriller at some of the time, that gradually develops and unveils, through some unexpected twists, the secrets and tragedies that were hidden, from the main character Paul and of course, us. The acting is utterly superb, specially Matthew Macfadyen and Emily Barclay. Both so amazing and incredibly heart-wrenching. The link between the two couldn't possibly be more genuine, like they're not acting at all. <a href="http://s172.photobucket.com/albums/w25/EarthlyAlien/?action=view¤t=fathers_den_wideweb__430x283.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w25/EarthlyAlien/fathers_den_wideweb__430x283.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> I started mentioning those who recomended me this film. To them, a big Thank You! :) And I can only do the same, please do yourself a favor and watch this amazing film!
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