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by Matthias Schweighöfer


Having children is not hard, but actually having children, as in having them... that’s something completely different! Not that Felix and his friends would know too much about that kind of reality. Norbert and his wife, having tried and failed in the time honored traditional manner, are resorting to the ways, means and methods of modern medicine. That means their love life takes second place to a strict regime of times, dates and medicinal rules. Tom, on the other hand, is a father from conviction, trying hard to be the perfect dad even if he is quite overwhelmed by the whole business.

For Felix, though, this is all kind of academic and irrelevant. He has his hands full at the moment, with his nerd-like brother Henne who has turned up on his doorstep, unannounced. In fact, becoming a dad is so far down his to-do list it is not even the last thing on his mind. But then the completely unexpected happens and all of a sudden Felix wants to know just one thing, could Munich’s most recognized sports presenter Maren also make a good mother...?

original title: Vaterfreuden
country: Germany
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Matthias Schweighöfer
release date: DE 06/02/2014
screenplay: Matthias Schweighöfer, Sebastian Wehlings, Christian Lyra, Andrea Willson, Murmel Clausen
cast: Matthias Schweighöfer, Isabell Polak, Friedrich Mücke, Tom Beck, Natalia Belitski, Alexander Khuon, Moritz Grove, Louisa Bähr, Katharina Schüttler, Detlev Buck
cinematography by: Bernhard Jasper
producer: Matthias Schweighöfer, Dan Maag, Marco Beckmann, Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann
co-producer: Willi Geike, Stefan Gärtner
production: Pantaleon Films Munich, Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG, Warner Bros Entertainment Germany, Seven Pictures Film
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
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