Paul Schneider & Geoffrey Rush in Official Trailer for 'The Daughter'

November 17, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Daughter Trailer

Keep your family close and your secrets closer. Kino Lorber has revealed the first trailer for Simon Stone's indie drama The Daughter, inspired by one of Henrik Ibsen's plays. The story is about a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and when he tries to make things better he threatens the lives of those he left years before. The daughter in the title is played by Odessa Young, and she comes to play an important part in the story as well. The film stars Sam Neill and Geoffrey Rush, as well as Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv and Gareth Davies. This seems to be another one of these return-home and find out everything is not alright with the family dramas, with some moody filmmaking.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Simon Stone's The Daughter, direct from YouTube:

The Daughter Poster

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. The Daughter is both written & directed by Simon Stone, a first-time director who used to be an actor making his feature. It's based on the play by Henrik Ibsen, The Wild Duck. This first premiered at the Sydney Film Festival last year. Kino Lorber is planning to release The Daughter in 2017, but an exact date is not set yet.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


This looks intense and interesting, it really does. Thanks to Ibsen, of course. But I don't understand today's screenwriters and their ineptness to write a good drama for film. Why they have to take classics for it? Laziness and mediocrity in Hollywood rule nowadays way too much ...

shiboleth on Nov 17, 2016


Really a pleasure to see Anna Torv in something again.

DAVIDPD on Nov 17, 2016


Exceptional film. Saw it earlier this year.

Thomas Richard on Nov 17, 2016

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