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Netflix has one last hat to toss to the awards season ring before the year is out, and it’s The lost daughter, a new drama that began airing today. Directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, who also adapted the script from Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name, the film stars Olivia Colman as a woman whose seaside vacation becomes a haunting reminder of her tense past.

The lost daughter It initially premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September, and has so far received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. The entire movie simmers with anxiety, and unless you’ve read the book it’s based on, you’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting for the other shoe to drop for the entirety of its two-hour run. . When The lost daughter The end finally comes, it may not be the reveal you were hoping for. More than that, it can cause some debate among your fellow moviegoers.

Luckily for you, Jugo Mobile is here to help you figure it all out. Read on to The lost daughter plot summary, as well as The lost daughter ending explained.


The movie opens with Olivia Colman stumbling on a dark beach with an open wound. He walks into the water and collapses. With that shocking image in mind, we meet Colman’s character: a teacher named Leda who is on vacation on a Greek island. It is not exactly a first class resort. Leda’s apartment is next to a lighthouse that goes off at all hours, and the complimentary fruit on her kitchen table is rotting. Also, you experience vertigo from time to time. But at least she has the private beach to herself … until a large Greek-American family with half a dozen screaming children show up and disturb her peace.

Leda notices a young mother in the family named Nina (Dakota Johnson). Looking at her, he thinks of being a young mother, raising two young daughters. In these flashbacks of her 20s, Jessie Buckey plays a young Leda. Currently, Leda gets into a small confrontation with the American family, which is resolved when Nina extends a gesture of friendship to Leda. As the days go by, Leda watches disapprovingly as Nina fights with her husband and neglects her son.

One day, Nina loses track of her son and the entire beach stretches out to search for her. In flashbacks, young Leda calls out to her daughter, who is also lost on a beach. Today, Leda finds Nina’s girl and brings her back to her family, safe. The family is grateful, but the girl is still upset that she lost her doll. Leda remembers that she used to have such a doll when she was little. When she returns to her car at the end of the day, we see that Leda took the girl’s doll on purpose.

In the flashbacks again, we see how much Leda struggled to care for her two daughters. They cry and demand attention and she loses her patience. The father of her children (Jack Farthing) is an ambitious academic, like her, and does not offer much help. He goes on a business trip, leaves her alone, and his patience with his children wears even more. Scream and close doors. There are also happy memories, but they are rare. Young Leda and her husband go on vacation with their daughters and are visited by backpackers who are passing through. The backpacker has young children that he left to walk the world with his new girlfriend. Leda asks the girlfriend how the backpacker’s girls are doing without him, and the girlfriend replies that they are boys, not girls.

Today, Nina and her family are still looking for the doll. Leda dines with the hotel’s concierge, Lyle (Ed Harris). Lyle sees that he has the doll, but does not comment on it. Nina goes so far as to put flyers for the lost doll, because her daughter is so upset. Leda’s anxiety rises as she waits for Lyle to reveal her, but he doesn’t. Also, Leda discovers that Nina is having an affair with a young man named Will (Paul Mescal), who works at the resort. Nina’s husband is incredibly controlling and is almost definitely in the mob.

In the flashbacks, young Leda has the opportunity to present her work at a conference and leaves her girls with a babysitter. There, Leda begins an affair with another academic. Today, it is clear that Leda sees herself and her own life reflected in Nina.



Leda and Nina share a sweet moment where Leda gives Nina a hairpin to hold her hat. Leda confesses to Nina why she doesn’t want to talk about raising her daughters: because she left them for three years when her oldest daughter was 7 and her youngest was 5. She was fed up and overwhelmed, so she left, leaving her husband. and her mother to care for them until she returned, three years later.

Currently, Leda tries to dry the water-soaked doll she stole. Will corners Leda and asks if he and Nina could borrow Leda’s apartment to have sex. Leda tells him that she would like to talk to Nina. Nina goes up to Leda’s apartment, where Leda gives her the keys to the apartment and also gives her the doll back. She confesses that she took it and that she was “just playing.” Nina doesn’t take it well. He grabs the wrist and runs off. When Leda tries to insist that Nina take the keys and use the apartment, Nina stabs Leda in the stomach with the gift hairpin and tells her that she better watch her back.

That night, Leda packs her bags and drives away from the complex with her rental car. Feeling beside himself, he pulls off the road. She stumbles out of her car and collapses on the beach, also known as repeating the opening scene. The next morning, Leda wakes up on the ocean shore. Sitting on the beach, she calls her daughter Bianca, who is with her other daughter, Martha. Bianca tells him that he has been trying to contact her and that he thought she was dead. Leda replies that she is alive and then discovers an orange in her hands. He listens to his daughters talk as he peels the orange “like a snake”, as he used to do with his daughters when they were little. With that, the movie ends.


It is difficult to say. The lost daughter The end of the film is a slight change from the end of Elena Ferrante’s book. In the novel, Leda wakes up in the hospital after the car accident and tells her daughters on the phone, “I’m dead, but I’m fine.” Here, Leda tells her daughters that she is alive, but also mysteriously, suddenly she holds a perfectly good orange and does not wonder where it came from. It’s the kind of weird detail that almost feels supernatural, which could imply that Leda died on the beach from her stabbing. But, on the other hand, she says out loud that she is alive.

If you want to go even deeper, be more metaphorical, you can think of the fruit motif in The lost daughter as children themselves, or “the fruit of the womb,” so to speak. The fruit Leda finds in her rent is rotten, but the orange on the beach is in perfect condition. Perhaps you can see this as Leda forgiving herself; letting go of his guilt, for leaving his children, knowing that they turned out well.

To cut a long story: The lost daughter The ending is open to interpretation. Maybe you think Leda died on that beach. Personally, I think she lived and that the near-death experience finally woke her up. Perhaps the orange is a sign of a higher power. Or maybe not. Overall, I am relieved that none of the children died. Phew!

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