City trader and mountaineer David Tait is a man whose professional success masks a series of traumatic secrets.


Julian Jarrold


Susanne Farrell (as Susie Farrell)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Stanley ... David Tait
Anna Friel ... Joanne Tait
Hugo Stone ... David Tait (10 YO)
Dee Rasedile Dee Rasedile ... Dora
Dougray Scott ... Donald Tait
Juandre de Beer Juandre de Beer ... Arno
Dylan De Beer Dylan De Beer ... Oskar
Martin Kluge ... Dieter
Grant Swanby ... Koetze
Rolanda Marais ... Anneke
Henco Erasmus Henco Erasmus ... Watching Boy
Matt Ashwell ... Pete
Craig Morris Craig Morris ... Arno's Father
Neels Clasen Neels Clasen ... Roussow
Ru Botha Ru Botha ... Billie


David is a successful city trader in London who is relentlessly focused on work. Beneath the confident facade, he is trapped by memories of the past and hostile to anyone who dares to help. Flashbacks reveal a childhood in South Africa at the mercy of an inadequate bully of a father Donald and an ineffectual mother Joanne. The physical and sexual abuse he suffered threatens any chance of happiness he might have now. Written by AnonymusB

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David Tait has climbed Mount Everest five times in aid of the NSPCC and raised over £1,000,000. See more »

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Every grown adult should watch this movie, especially us men!
23 April 2020 | by TruthSeeker4LifeSee all my reviews

As a elementary school psychologist, I cannot tell you how much abuse I see and just how much it breaks my heart to see kids who are powerless go through the trauma in their life and somehow find a way to persevere and keep going! But these traumas arise later in life and cause a great deal of problems as adults become parents and are married or in relationships. We so often learn to run from our feelings, especially us men, pretending like we don't cry when no ones looking, and acting numb, when honestly we are hurting horribly on the inside. I was fortunate to be raised by a father who always encouraged me to speak my feelings and to not run from the pain I am dealing with. What made that special is my father was a successful surgeon, so it wasn't like I could rationalize my father into being some weak person that was feminine. As I got older, I realized my journey was to help others with the subject that this movie details in such a deep and profound way. So many broken marriages, so many broken men and women, marrying each other without really knowing each other. So much neglected trauma and pain. All of it bottled up has got to mean it will explode at some point. We are reaching a point in our existence were we can no longer run from these traumas that we hold in the darkness within our conscious and unconscious minds. We have become our own worst enemy and I am seeing the biggest detriment it is having, our kids. The second leading cause of death in our young adults in America 15-24 is suicide. Our kids are more likely to die from their own hands. We have got to break the chain, because our kids are hurting, our kids are our LEGACY!

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6 March 2020 (UK) See more »

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Botany Bay, Kent, England, UK See more »


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