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Romulus, My Father is based on Raimond Gaita's critically acclaimed memoir. 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 the tale of a boy trying to balance a universe described by his deeply moral father, against the experience of heartbreaking absence and neglect from a depressive mother. It is, ultimately, a story of impossible love that celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.
Romulus, My Father is an adaptation of Raimond Gaitas award winning memoir. It tells the story of Romulus (Eric Bana), his wife Christina (Franka Potente) and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond (Kodi Smit McPhee). The story moves between comedy and tragedy and is rich with the details of the migrant experience of life in Australia in the early 1960s.At the heart of the film is the relationship between Raimond and his father, set against the profound tragedy of his mother, Christinas descent into depression and ultimate death.Developed over seven years with actor/theatre director, Richard Roxburgh (making his debut as a film director), Romulus, My Father has been adapted for the screen by poet and playwright, Nick Drake, also making his screenplay debut
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for New Zealand.