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The Daughter (2015)

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The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.

Director:

Simon Stone

Writers:

Simon Stone, Henrik Ibsen (inspired by "The Wild Duck")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geoffrey Rush ... Henry
Nicholas Hope ... Peterson
Sam Neill ... Walter
Ewen Leslie ... Oliver
Richard Sutherland ... Craig
Paul Schneider ... Christian
Robert Menzies Robert Menzies ... Taxi Driver
Anna Torv ... Anna
Eden Falk Eden Falk ... Caterer
Odessa Young ... Hedvig
Miranda Otto ... Charlotte
Gareth Davies ... Greg
Wilson Moore ... Adam
Ivy Mak ... Grace
Kate Box ... Julieanne
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Storyline

Set in the last days of a dying logging town, Christian (Schneider) returns to his family home for his father Henry's (Rush) wedding. Reconnecting with his childhood friend Oliver (Leslie) and Oliver's family, wife Charlotte (Otto) and daughter Hedvig (Young), he unearths a long-buried secret. As he tries to right the wrongs of the past, his actions threaten to shatter the lives of those he left behind years before.

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Taglines:

Keep your family close and your secrets closer. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Filha See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$373, 17 March 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,376, 24 March 2017
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Company Credits

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Screen NSW,Wildflower Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Second of two Australian cinema movie filmed adaptations of Henrik Ibsen's "The Wild Duck" stage play. The first was The Wild Duck (1984), which was updated to Tasmania in 1913, whilst the the second would be The Daughter (2015), where the setting was updated to modern contemporary times. See more »

Goofs

When Hedvig returns the shotgun to the shed, the narrator says "She unlocks a safe and places the rifle inside". This is despite the fact that the narrator has referred to the gun as a 'shotgun' in all the previous scenes. See more »

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Da Pacem Domine
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Polyphony, conducted by Stephen Layton
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Real, palpable narrative momentum
14 June 2017 | by stills-6See all my reviews

Solid generational drama with real, palpable narrative momentum. The actors were fabulous, it looks fantastic, and the script is top notch. It doesn't hurt to have Ibsen behind you, but this movie goes far beyond the constrictions of a stage production. The only real problem for this movie is the obviousness of the premise from very early on. Some of the drama is leaked out of the story because of this. It's still a worthwhile watch though, because it's carried off quite well. The lack of suspense of what the situation is becomes the suspense of what the characters are going to do about it when it plays itself out. And unlike many other movies with this structure, the actors are all up to the task.


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