Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only dreamed of. She actively pursues a friendship with him, fascinated by his cynicism and experience of the world beyond her small-town existence. But many, including the members of both their families (Otto, Moy), frown upon the friendship and when Celia goes missing, Paul becomes the increasingly loathed and persecuted prime suspect in her disappearance. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life.
- Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
- Studio: New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air, IFMD Ltd., T.H.E. Films, UK Film Council, Little Bird, Visionview Production, Element X, The Film Coy
- Keyword: sibling relationship, loss of loved one, soulmates, home, return, ex-girlfriend, suppressed past, village life, province, new zealand, country life, family history, funeral, war photographer, lodge, crush, teacher
- Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Emily Barclay, Miranda Otto, Colin Moy, Jimmy Keen, Jodie Rimmer