The Daughter

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Simon Stone
Production: Kino Lorber
  10 wins & 26 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Put that thing

out of its misery,

will you, Peterson?

You're a good man, Peterson.

Give my regards to the family.

Yep. Thanks.

You'll be right. Good girl.


the mill is going to close.

We lost our last contract

on Friday.

I don't really have any choice.

So how long have we got?

It'll be the end of the month.

It's a very generous

redundancy package.

You're just giving up

on the town, are ya?

We've explored every possible

option. There's no way out.

What about old Dave?

He's 61 years old.

What's he supposed to do?

It's never too late

to start again.

You should hang your head

in shame!

Shame on you, nielson!

Look, this mill

has been in my family

for well over 100 years.

I do understand your shock.

I'm sorry.

We'll all just have to try

and hold our heads up high

and move on.

What's it been - 15, 16 years?

You know, I don't remember.

Different place,

now your father's

shut the mill down.

Where's everyone moving to?

Depends on where

they can get jobs.


Your dad said you got married.

Yeah. Yeah, I did.

You got kids yet?

No. No, no kids.

Tables here,

dance floor down there.

- Yes.

- Now,

what have you decided

about the lights?

- They'll rig this...

- Now, do you think

that this floor is

a little bit uneven?

- I don't think so.

- Slippery though, right?

Now, we've decided no

with the ribbons.

Flowers are going to be here,

but tomorrow...

- Christian!

- Hi.

It's lovely to meet you.

It's lovely to meet you too.

Come on,

I'll show you to your room.

I have an appointment

with the florist in ten.

You probably want to settle in


It's been hectic here

this week.


I know this might be

a bit weird for you,

and I just wanted to say, I

really appreciate you coming,

and I know that it means a lot

to your father.

Good flight?

Yeah, it was fine.

You hungry?

I'll make you a sandwich.

Since when

do you make sandwiches?

I've always made sandwiches!

I've never once seen you

make a sandwich.

You got everything you need

in the bedroom?

Yes. I guess that's

one of the advantages

of marrying your housekeeper.

- Very funny.

- How old is she?

She's 31.

Is she really?

- Really?

- Yeah.

- Oh, my god!

- - Christian

no, I mean,

she could be your daughter.

So is grace not coming?

She had a few meetings

she couldn't get out of.

- When's she getting here?

- Wednesday.

Take the Volvo. Ask Peterson

to give you the keys.

You've still got mom's car?

Why wouldn't I?

I'm going to go for a walk.

Anna's putting on

a special dinner for you.

Don't be late.

A mate of mine's a manager

of a steel mill up north.

I'll give him a call.

Charlotte's job will

tide you over.

Who knows if

there'll still be a school?

- They won't shut the school.

- Without kids left to teach?


I'll see you at the pub, then?

Nah, I've got to head down

to the science competition.

Of course, yeah.

Best of luck to hedvig, eh?

Thanks, mate. Are we still

good for tomorrow?

Yeah, dad said we can

borrow his boat, so we're on.

I'm looking forward to it.

It'll be a nice distraction.

- We bloody need one.

- See you, mate.

So I've researched amino acids

as part of my science project,

particularly focusing on the

amino acids in the human body

and also in the food and drink


Um, so this is a skeleton

diagram of an amino acid,

which I connected to

a nitrogen atom,

which is here, silver.

Then we...

That's then in turn connected

to the Alpha carbon atom.

Ah, so, yeah. That's it.

Thanks for listening

to my presentation.

The standard of the whole day

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