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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.

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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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Emotionally searing! See more »

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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:

The Daughter See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$26,376

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,505,434
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actors Sam Neill (Walter) and Ewen Leslie (Oliver), respectively, later played a father and son in Sweet Country (2017). 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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Version of BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The Wild Duck (1952) See more »

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Gripping and Moving Australian drama
15 October 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Henry (Geoffrey Rush) is the master in a town where his logging company is the main attraction. His wife has passed away long ago and so he decides to remarry. This coincides with his decision to close the logging factory due to falling sales. The town is imploding but he wants to pull out all these stops for his wedding day.

His estranged son, Christian, has also returned from America and immediately reconnects with old friends and this includes Oliver and his wife and daughter. He has long born a grudge with his father and as old tensions resurface so do nagging questions from the past. It is the answer to those questions that are the setting for the calamity of the future and a delve into the darkness that the past can often hold.

This is a smouldering watch, all the performances are brilliant especially Odessa Young as Hedwig and Ewen Leslie as Oliver. We also have a fine performance from Rush and the ever reliable Sam Neil – both acting royalty in Australia. It keeps the tempo up almost from the start and is a credit to Screen Australia for investing in such a commendable piece of cinema.


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