Romulus, My Father Image
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Summary: 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."
Runtime: 104 min
Rating: Rated R for sexuality, some violence and brief language.
Production: Arenafilm
Genres: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Languages: English, German
Home Release Date: Apr 22, 2008
Director Credit
Richard Roxburgh Director
Writer Credit
Nick Drake Writer
Raimond Gaita Writer
Cast Credit
Alethea McGrath Mrs. Lillie
Briega Young Young Woman In Cafe
Eric Bana Romulus
Esme Melville Miss Collard
Franka Potente Christina
Geoffrey Graham Man In Cafe
Jacek Koman Vacek
Kodi Smit-McPhee Raimond
Laurie Jensen Taxi Driver
Marton Csokas Hora
Nick Peace Teacher
Russell Dykstra Mitru
Terry Norris Tom Lillie
Trevor Nesbitt Man In Cafe
Zoe Boesen Young Woman In Cafe
Producer Credit
Andrew Myer Executive Producer
Gary Hamilton Executive Producer
John Maynard Producer
Michelle Russell Line Producer
Robert Connolly Producer
Victor Syrmis Executive Producer
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