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Film info: The Fatherless

Film Information

Original Title The Fatherless
English Title The Fatherless
Director Marie Kreutzer
Year 2011
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 104 min
  • Andreas Kiendl, Andrea Wenzl, Emily Cox, Philipp Hochmair, Marion Mitterhammer
  • Guión: Marie Kreutzer
  • Fotografía: Leena Koppe
  • Montaje: Ulrike Kofler
  • Producción: Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr, Ursula Wolschlager, Robert Buchschwenter


When their father dies, four very different brothers get together after a long time (they wasn’t even aware one of them actually existed) in the outskirts of Vienna. A weekend of mourning in the country inevitably becomes an environment where family tension grows up to the limit while these people try to deal with the legacy they received. On one hand, the now absent father will come back to life not just in the ghostly form in which he is still haunting them, but also through flashbacks that take us to a strange past as kids living together in a hippie commune where drugs and free love weren't exotic, and from where they all escaped as soon as they had the chance. It's a past full of secrets, violence, and lies, that sooner or later will be revealed only to reshape the present with that almost intrinsic ability Austrian cinema has for mixing beautiful places with sordidness and perversion and never loosing its elegance or its visual appeal.

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