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I'M THE FATHER

by Dani Levy

synopsis

Marco and Melanie, a young married couple, are living a life of passion, chaos, and all the little frustrations of everyday existence. Their love for each other seems like a beacon on heavy seas. But career pressure, burned toast, and dirty laundry are eroding all tenderness, and they never seem to find enough time for their six-year-old son, Benny, either. Their world is about to fall apart when Melanie moves out, taking Benny with her. She files for divorce, and Marco makes a decision that is not only going to change his own life. In some peculiar way, he suddenly discovers his love of fatherhood ...

international title: I'm the Father
original title: Väter
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Dani Levy
release date: DE 26/09/2002, AT 27/09/2002
screenplay: Rona Munro, Dani Levy
cast: Ezra-Valentin Lenz, Sebastian Blomberg, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Nöthen, Marion Kracht, Hanns Zischler
cinematography by: Carsten Thiele
film editing: Elena Bromund
art director: Christian Eisele
costumes designer: Ingrid Bendzuk, Sabine Hehnen-Wild
music: Niki Reiser
producer: Manuela Stehr
production: X Filme Creative Pool
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), BKM
distributor: X Verleih
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