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Romulus, My Father (2007)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  31 May 2007 (Australia)
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It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.

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Storyline

Raimond Gaita (1946 - ) comes of age in Frogmore, Victoria in the early 1960s. His parents are immigrants: his Romanian father farms; his German mother, Christina, estranged from Romulus, is in Melbourne. Romulus is near despair when she takes up with the brother of his best friend, who suggests he send for a new wife from back home. For Rai, poverty, bruises, and the mysterious ways of adults compete with his longing for a stable home and his own incipient puberty. Love and madness lie in the same bed. As an old woman tells Rai, "Sometimes what you reckon and what you get ain't the same thing." Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Bond Between a Father and His Son Can Never Be Broken

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality, some violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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31 May 2007 (Australia)  »

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$2,791 (USA) (29 February 2008)

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$2,791 (USA) (29 February 2008)
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Trivia

According to the special features, everything in the film was taken from the real Raimond's life. See more »

Goofs

The black eye and cut on Christina's face changes in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Raimond: [noticing the looks that the ladies are giving Romulus] Why are they looking at you?
Romulus: Because they want to be friendly.
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Real Wild Child
Written by Johnny Greenan, Johnny O'Keefe and Dave Owen
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis
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Truly moving picture
8 February 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I just saw this and though a lot of people complained of this movie being slow I adored it. One of our best Australian movies to date. It has a moving story, terrific and very realistic actors but the only problem was the pace. Everything was brilliant but it just avoided perfect with its pace which is a bit of a let down for a movie that everyone knows could have been and kind of is everything. Eric Bana is brilliant and the wife Franka Potente was so good I really understood her character. The movie was a bit predictable at times but it had a sweet ending, interesting character and superb character development. A must see for people probably over thirteen. (Some of the themes are very strong.)


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