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I'm the Father (2002)

Väter (original title)
Marco and Melanie, a young married couple, are living a life of passion, with chaotic situations, and all the little frustrations of daily life. Their love for each other is like a beacon ... See full summary »

Director:

Dani Levy

Writers:

Dani Levy, Matthias Matussek (idea) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ezra-Valentin Lenz Ezra-Valentin Lenz ... Benny Krieger
Sebastian Blomberg ... Marco Krieger
Maria Schrader ... Melanie Krieger
Ulrich Noethen ... Nico Ellermann
Marion Kracht Marion Kracht ... Marcos Assistentin Christa
Hanns Zischler ... Dr. Beilenberg
Christiane Paul ... Ilona
Elena Wilms Elena Wilms ... Sekretärin Architekturbüro
Victor Deiß Victor Deiß ... Dr. Schmidt
Christoph Bantzer Christoph Bantzer ... Jakob Ellermann
Sabine An Der Heiden Sabine An Der Heiden ... Imbissverkäuferin
Rosel Zech ... Melanies Mutter
Georg Tryphon Georg Tryphon ... Melanies Vater
Paul Frielinghaus Paul Frielinghaus ... Nico Ellermanns Sohn
Rolf Zacher ... Peter Krieger
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Storyline

Marco and Melanie, a young married couple, are living a life of passion, with chaotic situations, and all the little frustrations of daily life. Their love for each other is like a beacon in the storm. But career pressure, burned toast and dirty laundry erode any feelings of tenderness, and they never seem to find enough time for their six-year-old son, Benny. 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 will change all their lives. It is as if he has suddenly discovered his love of fatherhood. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

26 September 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm the Father See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 3,060,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

X-Filme Creative Pool See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

95 hours of footage were shot. The shoot-to-final-film ratio is 60:1. See more »

Goofs

After the bowling scene Marco and Ilona talk together. Ilona has a fork in her right hand. From the other angle she has a cigarette in her right hand. See more »

Connections

References Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) See more »

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A captivating story about the strength of love in a small family
13 October 2003 | by naspinwallSee all my reviews

A husband and wife are in love with each other and their son, but stressful circumstances of every day life keep them from spending enough time together. These stresses lead to drastic decisions that change their lives forever.

The audience is drawn into the emotions of the characters.


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