Mein Vater

Mein Vater

Deutschland 2002, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt

My father

A young family has just moved into its new home. The renovations still haven′t been finished as the telephone rings one night: Grandfather has been knocked down by a car.

Richard (Goetz George) is only slightly hurt, but it′s obvious the old man′s senile dementia, or Alzheimer′s Disease, is getting worse and he is no longer able to take care of himself.
Richard moves in and, to begin with, they all find humor in the many slight mishaps. At first, they are convinced they can help him deal with the situation. Oliver prints computer labels for the doors so grandfather can find his way around the house. Jochen increases health insurance payments for his father while Anja gives up her part-time job. But it soon becomes clear to them that their decision has serious implications for all their lives.
The one flicker of hope is Karin, Richard′s long-time lover, whose presence causes him to become his old self and act normally. As Richard′s illness progresses, the family finds itself deeper and deeper in crisis. When the old man accidentally starts a fire, that is the final straw for Anja. She moves out, leaving the three men alone. What will Jochen do? Will the family survive?
Goetz George, a nationally-known star of film and television, is also one of the few German actors to have achieved international recognition, with films such as the fake-Hitler-diaries comedy Schtonk! (director Helmut Dietl, 1992) and The Deathmaker (Der Totmacher, director Romuald Karmakar, 1995).
Producer Sonja Goslicki has worked closely with George since 1996 on the re-launched police series Schimanksi (after the detective of the same name), also for broadcaster WDR. Among the many honors she has received are the Golden Camera, the German Television Award, the Bavarian Television Award and a Golden Gong.
Colonia Media is a subsidiary of Bavaria Film and specializes in TV movies (such as the famous Scene of Crime, or Tatort, films), drama series and documentaries for Germany′s commercial and public broadcasters. In 2000, Christian Granderath joined the company. His hit feature production credits include the comedy Maybe, Maybe Not (Der bewegte Mann), directed by Soenke Wortmann in 1994, as well as the dramas The Deathmaker, and Andreas Dresen′s The Policewoman (Die Polizistin, 2000).

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Credits

Director:Andreas Kleinert
Screenplay:Karl-Heinz Käfer
Director of photography:Johann Feindt
Editing:Gisela Zick
Music:Andreas Hoge
  
Cast: 
Klaus J. BehrendtJoachim Esser
Götz GeorgeRichard Esser
Ulrike KrumbiegelAnja Esser
Christine SchornKarin
Sergej MoyaOliver Esser
Cornelia SchmausAnne
  
Production company:Colonia Media Filmproduktions GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Sonja Goslicki

All Credits

Director:Andreas Kleinert
Screenplay:Karl-Heinz Käfer
Director of photography:Johann Feindt
Set design:Gabriele Wolff, Jochen Schumacher, Dorothée Kriener
Editing:Gisela Zick
Sound:Wolfgang Schukrafft
Audio mixing:Stefan Korte
Music:Andreas Hoge
  
Cast: 
Klaus J. BehrendtJoachim Esser
Götz GeorgeRichard Esser
Ulrike KrumbiegelAnja Esser
Christine SchornKarin
Sergej MoyaOliver Esser
Cornelia SchmausAnne
  
Production company:Colonia Media Filmproduktions GmbH (Köln)
Commissioned by:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Sonja Goslicki
Producer (TV):Wolf-Dietrich Brücker
Line producer:Frank Döhmann
Length:90 min
Format:s16mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung: 08.01.2003, ARD

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Originaltitel (DE) Mein Vater

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Length:90 min
Format:s16mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung: 08.01.2003, ARD
 

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