Vater – Otac

a film by Srdan Golubovic. In Serbian with German subtitles

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After Nikola’s wife has attempt­ed sui­ci­de, the casu­al labourer’s two child­ren are taken away from him and pla­ced with fos­ter par­ents. A tem­po­ra­ry arran­ge­ment, it is alle­ged. However, fol­lo­wing an assess­ment of Nikola’s housing con­di­ti­ons, the head of the social wel­fa­re office in their small Serbian vil­la­ge deci­des that Nikola is too poor to pro­vi­de an ade­qua­te living envi­ron­ment for his child­ren. The reti­cent Nikola deci­des to lodge a com­plaint with the Ministry of Social Affairs in Belgrade. He is deter­mi­ned to cover the 300 kilo­me­t­res to the capi­tal on foot. In this way, he intends to show the aut­ho­ri­ties how far he is wil­ling to go for his child­ren – lite­ral­ly.
Srdan Golubović finds authen­tic, moving images to tell this tale of ine­qua­li­ty. His quiet but resi­li­ent prot­ago­nist explo­res not only the coun­try, but also the boun­da­ries bet­ween right and wrong. Resolved not to give in to his moun­ting despe­ra­ti­on, this ten­acious father embarks on a heroic jour­ney that rede­fi­nes the word hero.


RS, FR, DE, SL, HR, BA 2020, 99 Min., ser­bi­sche OmU
Regie: Srdan Golubovic
Drehbuch: Srdan Golubovic, Ognjen Svilicic
Kamera: Aleksandar Ilić
Schnitt: Petar Marković
mit: Goran Bogdan, Boris Isaković,
Nikola Rakocevic, Milan Maric
Länge: 99 Minuten

Father (Otac) (2020) | Trailer | Goran Bogdan | Boris Isakovic | Nada Sargin | Srdan Golubovic
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