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I'm the Father (2002)

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A hectic young father's family life takes a turn for the worse in Swiss director Dani Levy's 2002 comedy/drama I'm the Father. Architect Marco Krieger (Sebastian Blomberg) has been working hard on a new project that will be the crowning achievement to his short career and will also make his name in the industry -- but his relationships with his son Benny (Ezra Valentin Lenz) and wife Melanie (Maria Schrader) have suffered greatly as a result. Marco has failed to notice how dire the situation is, however, until Melanie leaves with Benny and promptly files for divorce with severe custody limitations. Shattered and distraught, Marco must reevaluate his desires for success in the business world against his desires to be a father and husband, ultimately choosing the latter. The problem now is convincing Melanie to let him back into their lives, which may require extraordinary action on his part. I'm the Father was screened as part of the 2002 Montreal World Film Festival. ~ Ryan Shriver, Rovi

Cast

Sebastian Blomberg
as Marco Krieger
Maria Schrader
as Melanie Krieger
Ezra Valentin Lenz
as Benny Krieger
Ulrich Noethen
as Nico Ellermann
Rolf Zacher
as Peter Krieger
Rosel Zech
as Melanie's Mother
Georg Tryphon
as Melanie's Father
Bernd Stegemann
as Marco's Lawyer
Lena Stolze
as Melanie's Lawyer
Christoph Bantzer
as Jakob Ellermann
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Critic Reviews for I'm the Father

All Critics (1)

Steals your heart in scene after scene, without a single overacted moment in the entire production.

Full Review… | March 10, 2003
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Audience Reviews for I'm the Father

½

[img]http://www.vhcorner.com/movies/images/ghijkl/imthefather.jpg[/img] Second to last film festival movie I watched this past week. German movie about a young family that aren't really happy. Dad just got a promotion at work but that meant he was never home with his wife and kid. The promotion will mean even less time. The wife is trying to have her own life too but since dad is so unreliable she gives up everything for their son. After their seventh wedding anniversary she has had enough when dad doesn't pick up son after kindergarten. She moves out of the house and takes the kid with her. She has his parental visitation rights taken away from him and files for divorce. He freaks out and kidnaps the kid. Interesting but not the best movie in the world. I enjoyed it while I was watching it, but I have no desire to ever see it again. I don't think I would recommend it to anyone, but it wasn't awful either. It was just there.

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