Beyond the Known World

Beyond the Known World

Beyond the Known World

David Wenham (Lion) and Sia Trokenheim (Everything We Loved) play a recently-divorced Kiwi couple in India searching for their missing 19-year-old daughter in this drama from director Pan Nalin (Samsara) and writer Dianne Taylor (Apron Strings).

When Eva fails to return home to New Zealand from India, her estranged parents Carl (Wenham) and Julie (Trokenheim) must reunite to find her. Their journey takes them from coastal Auckland to the chaos of New Delhi and on to idyllic Himalayan villages, where hash-smoking expats are tight-lipped and local police offer little help.

Desperate to find Eva, Carl's misreading of the local culture leads to a young woman being imprisoned. Old wounds and betrayals between husband, wife and daughter are exposed, and Carl begins to realise that he may be responsible for driving Eva away. Believing Eva has died in the mountains, Carl despairs, but Julie's refusal to stop searching eventually proves that, sometimes, blind faith is better than none at all. To find their daughter, Carl and Julie must first rediscover each other.

2017102 minsNew Zealand, India
Drama
Director:
Pan Nalin ('Samsara', 'Angry Indian Goddesses', 'Valley of Flowers')
Writer:
Dianne Taylor
Cast:
David WenhamSia TrokenheimEmmanuelle BeartEmily McKenzieAshok DhawanMichaela Strobel

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Beyond the Known World / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Anyone who has seen uplifting Oscar nominee Lion or agonising arthouse drama Siddharth will know that finding a missing person in India is extremely difficult. When your teenage daughter is the one to go MIA, it is terrifying. When your irritated ex is the only person in your search party, it doesn’t help.

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Stuff

Stuff

An intriguing, intimate look at one fractured family's struggle for reunification.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A strong piece of cinema that stubbornly remains in your mind like a limpet.

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Newshub

Newshub

While ultimately the story doesn't fully deliver on its promise - like so many journeys - the trip itself can be more memorable than the destination.

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