Romulus, My Father (film)

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Romulus, My Father
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Richard Roxburgh
Produced by Robert Connolly
John Maynard
Screenplay by Nick Drake
Based on Romulus, My Father
by Raimond Gaita
Starring Eric Bana
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Franka Potente
Marton Csokas
Music by Basil Hogios
Cinematography Geoffrey Simpson
Edited by Suresh Ayyar
Distributed by Dendy Films
Release date
  • 31 May 2007 (2007-05-31)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Box office $2,589,674

Romulus, My Father is a 2007 Australian drama film directed by Richard Roxburgh. Based on the memoir by Raimond Gaita, the film tells the story of Romulus (Eric Bana) and his wife Christine (Franka Potente), and their struggle in the face of great adversity to raise their son, Raimond (Kodi Smit-McPhee). The film marks the directorial debut for Australian actor Richard Roxburgh. It was commended in the Australian Film Critics Association 2007 Film Awards.


The film tells the story of Romulus Gaiţă, a Romanian immigrant to Australia after World War II and his struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up his son, Raimond. As close family members die around him Raimond has to deal with the deterioration of his father's mental health. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.




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Box office[edit]

Romulus, My Father grossed $2,589,674 at the box office in Australia.[1]

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