Das Vaterspiel

Das Vaterspiel

Deutschland / Österreich / Frankreich 2007-2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Kill Daddy Good Night

Ratz wants to kill his father – at least virtually. To this end he invents a computer game in which he can do battle with his father and, level by level, can injure and kill him as often as he wants. Otherwise, 35-year-old Ratz doesn′t get up to much. He is engaged in a silent struggle with the rest of the world: he struggles because he is the son of a Minister, because he loves his sister the way you aren′t supposed to love a sister, and because he doesn′t seem to be able to come to grips with the world at all.

And then he receives a phone call. At the other end of the line he hears a voice from the past – Mimi. She wants her childhood friend to come to New York. She needs his help, she says. Ratz has always been willing to help Mimi with many things, and besides, there′s not much to keep him in Vienna these days. And so he sets off on a journey that takes him way back into history and into the world of his forefathers. Once in New York, Ratz is faced with a number of disturbing questions: who is the old man in the cellar, how much of Mimi′s feelings are pretence, and what kind of virtual murders are permissible to make a quick buck? Ratz finds himself drawn into the history of a Jewish family that was massacred by the Nazis in Lithuania. He also becomes involved in the story of the family of one of the perpetrators of this horrific crime now living in exile in America and still harbouring a dreadful secret. In addition, he is obliged to witness the gradual disintegration of his own family.

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Michael Glawogger
Screenplay:Michael Glawogger
Director of photography:Attila Boa
Editing:Vessela Martschewski
Music:Olga Neuwirth
  
Cast: 
Helmut KöppingRatz
Sabine TimoteoMimi
Ulrich Tukur1. Beamter
Christian TramitzKramer
Itzhak FinziLucas
Samuel FinziLucas, 40-jährig
Michou FrieszMutter
Franziska WeiszKlara
Otto TausigGroßvater
Nicholas Bodeux2. Beamter
  
Production company:Tatfilm Produktion GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Christine Ruppert

All Credits

Director:Michael Glawogger
Assistant director:Hanuš Polak jr.
Script supervisor:Alice Stengl (Continuity)
Screenplay:Michael Glawogger
based on:Josef Haslinger (Roman)
Translation:Corinne Le Hong
Director of photography:Attila Boa
Assistant camera:Thomas Antoszczyk
Clapper loader:Ahmet Tan, Diego Reiwald
Steadycam operator:Thomas Korda
Optical effects:Michael Landgrebe (VFX)
Still photography:Bernd Spauke
Lighting design:Niels Maier (Oberbeleuchter)
Key grip:Bernd Mayer
Set dresser:Uli Tegetmeier
Set design:Petra Klimek, Maria Gruber (Szenenbild), Bertram Strauß (Szenenbild), Birgit Esser (Szenenbild-Assistenz)
Property master:Verena Wagner
Stand-by props:Jutta Lilli Erasin
Construction manager:Wolfgang Ennenbach (Setbaubühne)
Make-up artist:Heike Merker, Astrid Mariaschk
Costume design:Martina List
Costumes:Møre Thole
Editing:Vessela Martschewski
Assistant editor:Sebastian Bonde, Melanie Schütze
Sound:Bernd Hackmann
Sound assistant:Klaus Wunder
Casting:Simone Bär, Markus Schleinzer
Music:Olga Neuwirth
  
Cast: 
Helmut KöppingRatz
Sabine TimoteoMimi
Ulrich Tukur1. Beamter
Christian TramitzKramer
Itzhak FinziLucas
Samuel FinziLucas, 40-jährig
Michou FrieszMutter
Franziska WeiszKlara
Otto TausigGroßvater
Nicholas Bodeux2. Beamter
  
Production company:Tatfilm Produktion GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Lotus-Film GmbH (Wien), Polaris Films (Paris)
in association with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Degeto Film GmbH (Frankfurt am Main), Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) (Wien), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), Newgrange Pictures (Dublin)
Producer:Christine Ruppert
Co-Producer:Erich Lackner, Thierry Potok, Christophe Mazodier
Executive producer:Helga Binder
Line producer:Stefaan Schieder, Peter Wirthensohn
Unit production manager:Markus Brinkmann
Location manager:Caren Wiederhold, Karin Schmatz, Sandro Silva (Set)
Production coordinator:Sebastian Fröhlich
Production manager:Lies Schumandl
Shoot:28.03.2007-16.05.2007: New York, Wien und Umgebung, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Original distributor:Alamode Filmverleih (München)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Österreichisches Filminstitut (ÖFI) (Wien), Filmfonds Wien (Wien), Land Niederösterreich (St. Pölten), Irish Film Board (Dublin), Eurimages (Brüssel)
Length:3194 m, 117 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.08.2009, 119035, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 08.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 26.11.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (AT DE) Das Vaterspiel

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Original

Length:3194 m, 117 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.08.2009, 119035, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 08.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 26.11.2009