GenreBiography, Drama Music directorBasil Hogios CountryAustralia
Release date31 May 2007 (2007-05-31) Based onRomulus, My Father
by Raimond Gaita WriterNick Drake, Raimond Gaita (memoir) CastEric Bana (Romulus), Franka Potente (Christina), Marton Csokas (Hora), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Raimond), Russell Dykstra (Mitru), Jacek Koman (Vacek) Similar moviesEric Bana appears in Romulus - My Father and Chopper
Romulus my father 2007 trailer
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.
Eric Bana as Romulus, the father of Raimond.
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Raimond, the son of Romulus and Christine. Raimond Gaita was born in Germany in 1946 and arrived in Australia in 1950 at the age of four.
Franka Potente as Christine, the mother of Raimond and the former wife of Romulus.
Marton Csokas as Hora, a friend of Romulus. Hora becomes a temporary father figure to a young Raimond Gaita while his father is in a psychiatric hospital.
Russell Dykstra as Mitru
Jacek Koman as Vacek
Alethea McGrath as Mrs Lillie
Terry Norris as Tom Lillie
Esme Melville as Miss Collard
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Carisbrook, Victoria, Australia
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Maldon, Victoria, Australia
Maryborough, Victoria, Australia
"Real Wild Child" – John O'Keefe, Dave Owens, Johnny Greenan
"My Prayer" – The Platters
Winner Golden Tripod Award, Australian Cinematographers Society—2007
Winner AFI Award for Best Film, Best Lead Actor (Eric Bana), Best Supporting Actor (Marton Csokas), and Young Actor's Award (Kodi Smit-McPhee) – 2007
Nominated AFI Award for Best Cinematography (Geoffrey Simpson), Best Costume Design, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Lead Actor (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Best Lead Actress (Franka Potente), Best Original Music Score, Best Production Design, Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actor (Russell Dykstra), Best Supporting Actress (Esme Melville) – 2007
Won Australian Screen Sound Guild Award for Best Achievement in Sound for Film Sound Recording—2007
Nominated Australian Screen Sound Guild Award for Best Achievement in Sound for Film Sound Design, Best Achievement in Sound for Film Sound Mixing, Feature Film Soundtrack of the Year—2007
Won FCCA Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role (Marton Csokas) – 2008
Won Special Achievement Award, FCAA to Kodi Smit-McPhee—2008
Nominated FCAA Award for Best Actor (Eric Bana), Best Actor in Supporting Role (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Music Score—2008
Nominated Young Artist Awards, Best Performance in an International Feature Film (Kodi Smit-McPhee)
Romulus, My Father grossed $2,589,674 at the box office in Australia.