Das Vaterspiel 2009

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Ratz wishes he could kill his father. At least virtually. He develops a computer game that lets him do so as often as he pleases, but that is just about the only occupation this young Austrian has as he wages his silent battle against the world, trying to come to terms with being a minister’s son,love his sister, and understand the world around him. Then one day, an ex-girlfriend, his first love, asks him for a favor. She wants him to come to New York to help her adapt an apartment. This trip takes him on a journey deep into his ancestors’ past and into their minds.
Based on the novel “Das Vaterspiel” by Josef Haslinger


Directed by: Michael Glawogger
Screenplay: Michael Glawogger
Cast: Helmut Köpping, Sabine Timoteo, Ulrich Tukur, Christian Tramitz, Izko Finzi, Samuel Finzi, Michou Friesz, Otto Tausig, Franziska Weisz, Jeremy Strong, Christopher McCann
Cinematography: Attila Boa
Sound: Bernd Hackmann
Editing: Vessela Martschewski
Music: Olga Neuwirth
Production Design: Bertram Strauß, Maria Gruber
Costumes: Martina List
Makeup: Heike Merker
Producers: Christine Ruppert, Erich Lackner, Thierry Potok, Lesley McKimm
Herstellungsleitung: Stefan Schieder, Peter Wirthensohn
Line Producer: Markus Brinkmann
Production Company: Tatfilm, Lotus-Film, PolarisFilms, Newgrange Pictures
Language: Deutsch, English
Format: 35mm, 1:1.85, Dolby Digital
Running time: 117 min
Supported by: Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Film Fund, Filmfonds Wien, Land Niederösterreich, ARD Degeto, WDR, ARTE, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Eurimages, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Irish Film Board, Media
Premiere: 08.02.2009, Berlinale Panorama Spezial
World sales: www.celluloid-dreams.com


Berlinale, Panorama Special, 2009 
Diagonale Festival of Austrian Films, Graz 2009
Dublin International Filmfestival, 2009 
Melbourne International Film Festival, 2009 Monterrey Film Festival in Mexico, 2009 
Athens International Film Festival, 2009
Nürnberg, Perspektive – Filmfestival Human Rights, 2009
Vancouver Film Festival, 2009 
Haifa International Film Festival, Israel 2009
Ghent International Film Festival, Belgien 2009
Warschau International Film Festival, 2009
Mostra International Film Festival/Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2009
Seville Eurimages section, 2009
UK Jewish Film Festival, 2009
Melbourne Jewish Film Festival, 2009
Solothurn, Filmtage, 2009
Bydgoszcz, International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography – Plus Camerimage
Washington Austrian Institute, 2010
Österreichische Botschaft Portugal, 2010
Augenblick Film Festival, 2009
Austrian Embassy Czech Republik 2010 
Brussels Day of Europe (2010, May 9th) 
EU-Filmfestival Aserbaidschan, 2011


Großer Preis der Diagonale 2009