Beyond the Known World

Beyond the Known World

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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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Reviews & comments

Great movie!

Intriguing and beautifully shot, the end is though quite unexpected.

5.0
0

One Star Too Many

Quite the worst film I've seen in years, and only the third I've ever walked out on.Director Pan Nalin has the critically acclaimed ,and beautifully and sensitively directed "Samsara" to his credit, but this..well!! With the potential to be a gripping thriller, as separated parents travel to India to find their missing daughter, Mr Nalin turns out to be...

1.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

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.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

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.

3.0
0

Great movie!

Intriguing and beautifully shot, the end is though quite unexpected.

5.0
0

One Star Too Many

Quite the worst film I've seen in years, and only the third I've ever walked out on.Director Pan Nalin has the critically acclaimed ,and beautifully and sensitively directed "Samsara" to his credit, but this..well!! With the potential to be a gripping thriller, as separated parents travel to India to find their missing daughter, Mr Nalin turns out to be...

1.0
0