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Brad McGann (screenplay)
Maurice Gee (novel)
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Release Date:
7 October 2004 (New Zealand) See more »
Who you set out to be isn't always who you become.
A disillusioned war journalist's return home is blighted when he becomes implicated in the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl he has befriended. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Matthew Macfadyen ... Paul Prior

Miranda Otto ... Penny

Emily Barclay ... Celia Steimer

Colin Moy ... Andrew
Jimmy Keen ... Jonathon
Jodie Rimmer ... Jackie
Toby Alexander ... Paul as a teenager
Vicky Haughton ... Ms Seagar
Nicholas Hayward ... Andrew as a teenager
Liam Herbert ... Andrew as a child

Vanessa Riddell ... Iris
Asher Emanuel ... Paul as a child
Matthew Chamberlain ... Jeff
Peter Hishon ... Vet
Mabel Wharekawa ... Winnie (as Mabel Burt)
Saengtip Kirk ... Mouse
Daniel Lucas ... Jake

Antony Starr ... Gareth
Meredith Black ... Jackie as a teenager
John Pace ... Sid
Sian Davis ... Clerk
Josephine Davison ... Scottish woman
Daniel Ritter ... Older Guy at teabagging party
Geoff Dolan ... O'Neill (as Geoffrey Dolan)
Shannen Hirst ... Sam
Geraldine Brophy ... Det. Farnon

Anne Chamberlain ... Policewoman
Nick Butcher ... Detective Dunleavy
Dougal Stevenson ... TV reporter
Andrew Duffy ... Sten
Scott Cotter ... Kid #1
Ruth McWhannel ... Kid #2
Geraldine Coats ... Minister
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ralph Rieckermann ... Worker
Amanda Rees ... Reporter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Brad McGann 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maurice Gee  novel
Brad McGann  screenplay

Produced by
Trevor Haysom .... producer
Dixie Linder .... producer
James Mitchell .... executive producer
Paul Mitchell .... executive producer
Jim Reeve .... executive producer
Steve Robbins .... executive producer
Sue Bruce Smith .... executive producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Original Music by
Simon Boswell 
Cinematography by
Stuart Dryburgh 
Film Editing by
Chris Plummer 
Casting by
Diana Rowan 
Production Design by
Jennifer Kernke 
Art Direction by
Philip Ivey 
Andy McLaren 
Costume Design by
Kirsty Cameron 
Makeup Department
Anita Brolly .... additional makeup artist
Denise Kum .... hair stylist supervisor
Denise Kum .... makeup designer and supervisor
Jane O'Kane .... key hair stylist
Jane O'Kane .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Catherine Fitzgerald .... post-production supervisor: NZ
Sacha Guttenstein .... production supervisor: UK
Marco Majorana .... unit manager
Susan Parker .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Mobbs .... third assistant director
Axel Paton .... first assistant director
Stephanie Weststrate .... second assistant director
Art Department
Roger Allen .... greensman
Bob Asquith .... scenic artist (as Bob Askwith)
Rosco Barker .... carpenter
Milton Candish .... set dresser
Anita Cobb .... props assistant
Marcus Dye .... carpenter
Simon Elson .... graphic artist
Simon Harper .... stand-by props
Fraser Harvey .... construction manager
Bruce Knox .... storyboard artist
Gareth Mills .... set dresser
Amanda Molloy .... set dresser
Justine Muxlow .... props buyer
Birgitta Nilsson .... art department coordinator
Rihari Taratoa-Bannister .... set dresser assistant
James Wickison .... painter
Sound Department
Bruno Barrett-Garnier .... sound effects editor
Erica Bell .... dialogue editor
Jeremy Birchall .... loop artist
Stefan Brough .... foley artist
Glen Bullen .... sound effects editor
Chris Burt .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Burt .... supervising sound editor
Oscar Burt-Shearer .... assistant sound editor
Gethin Creagh .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Flynn .... sound mixer
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Gilbert Lake .... mix assistant
Francis Linehan .... foley editor
Polly McKinnon .... adr editor
Polly McKinnon .... dialogue editor
Pam Shearer .... studio manager
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Mark Williams .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Gunner Ashford .... armourer
Gunner Ashford .... special effects supervisor
Jason Durey .... special effects supervisor
Tim Watson .... special effects technician
Steve Yardley .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Tim Baxter .... film recording manager
Peter Bell .... stunt coordinator
Shane Blakey .... stunt performer (as Shayne Blakie)
Amanda Foubister .... stunt double
Jason Tahu .... stunt performer
Karen Thompson .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Benton .... lighting assistant
Todd Bilton .... clapper loader
Jonathan Bixley .... best boy
Nigel Bluck .... additional photographer
James Creevy .... grip (as James Creevey)
Whare Davis .... lighting assistant
Kevin Donovan .... grip
Simon Hawkins .... key dolly grip
Brenden Holster .... first assistant camera
Gary Illingworth .... grip
Maaka Inkster .... lighting assistant
Stephen Joyce .... generator operator
Brian Laird .... best boy
Baz McGinn .... grip
Grant McKinnon .... additional photographer
Grant McKinnon .... gaffer
Kevin Riley .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Riley .... insert cinematographer
James Rua .... video assist
Nick Wall .... unit & specials photographer
Malcolm York .... focus puller
James Young .... lighting assistant
Jim Rowe .... additional grip (uncredited)
Geoffrey Short .... additional still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Anne Chamberlain .... extras casting
Leo Davis .... casting: UK
Riwia Fox .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Barr .... wardrobe assistant
Sarah Kee .... costume assistant
Sarah Miller .... stand-by wardrobe
Melody Newton .... stand-by wardrobe
Kiri Rainey .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Julie Alp .... assistant editor
Alanna Elliott .... post-production assistant
Peter Hunt .... color timer
Dee McClelland .... dialies colorist
Jody Sutherland .... post-production assistant
Heidi Watson .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Simon Boswell .... music recordist
Geoff Foster .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Grant Aitken .... vehicle wrangler
Simon Nolan .... vehicle wrangler
Other crew
Tanya Bidois .... assistant accountant
Rachael Boggs .... set production assistant
Anne Chamberlain .... publicist
Alex Cole-Baker .... head production accountant
Richard Fletcher .... business consultant
Jacqui Freeman .... stand-in
Caroline Grose .... script editor
Brett Higginson .... location scout
Sharron Jackson .... production coordinator
Minori James .... production assistant
Frank Lehane .... production accountant: UK
Grant Moffitt .... unit assistant
Felicity Morgan-Rhind .... script advisor
Dean Morganty .... stand-in
Joan Scheckel .... workshop development (uncredited)
Sally Sherratt .... location manager
Kathleen Thomas .... script supervisor
Heather Vincent .... set production assistant
Fiona Wadman .... assistant production coordinator
Heidi Watson .... production assistant
Andy Wickens .... laboratory technician
John-Paul Winger .... location scout
Imogen Murphy .... thanks

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Rated R for sexual content, language, some violence and drug use
127 min
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The wartime photographs used for the film were taken by South African photojournalist Greg Marinovich. The photograph of the child was taken by Romano Cagnoni.See more »
Andrew:You know, sometimes I look at you and all I see is him. Just him. I find that quite disheartening
Paul Prior:Yeah, well, at least I didn't marry my mother.
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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Dare's to be different, 2 September 2004
Author: steveon68 from Auckland, New Zealand

There was a lot of hype about this film before screening at the Auckland/ Wellington film festival - it had been hailed by critics as the best NZ film since 'Once Were Warriors' and 'Heavenly Creatures' which meant that it was up for

some heavy slating if it didn't perform to expectations. Upon seeing the film I have to say that I think it is one of the most sensitive and intelligent films to come out of NZ for a long while, and although it's unfair to make comparisons, it's fair to say that it is up there with the best of NZ films, (probably) in the top five. What makes this film unique is that it dares to look beneath the surface of our society and the people who make it up. It dares to take it's time. It dares to follow it's own rules than that of your average mystery/murder mystery. This is not a film for people who get bored easily or don't like to think or participate in the story- telling process - it is for those of us who like to take a plunge into something a little different, challenging (both in the way it's told and what it's about) and unpredictable. In essence this is the sort of film which will establish a strong following but, because it sits outside the flags of comfortable viewing, will be met with hesitation from those who like their films pre-digested and served with a smile.

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