Romulus, My Father (film)

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.

Romulus, My Father
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Roxburgh
Produced byRobert Connolly
John Maynard
Screenplay byNick Drake
Based onRomulus, My Father
by Raimond Gaita
StarringEric Bana
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Franka Potente
Marton Csokas
Music byBasil Hogios
CinematographyGeoffrey Simpson
Edited bySuresh Ayyar
Distributed byDendy Films
Release date
  • 31 May 2007 (2007-05-31)
Running time
104 minutes
Box office$2,589,674


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

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

See also


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