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Discarded Father, The (Entsorgte Vater, Der)

Discarded Father, The
Scene from "The Discarded Father" (photo © Joachim Gern)

The Discarded Father examines the social phenomenon of fathers who, following a divorce or the otherwise end of their relationships, face difficult or, in some cases, insurmountable barriers, when fighting for the right to see their own children.

Four fathers present their painful stories in touching interviews. In contrast, one mother gives her perspective on the situation.

In an amusing and entertaining manner, the mental state of German society unfolds before the viewer's eyes.

Douglas Wolfsperger was born in 1957. Active as a writer, producer and director, his films include: LEBE KREUZ UND STERBE QUER (1985), KIES (1986), PROBEFAHRT INS PARADIES (1992), HEIRATE MIR! (1999), BELLARIA - AS LONG AS WE LIVE! (2001), RIDERS OF THE SACRED BLOOD (2003), DID YOU EVER FALL IN LOVE WITH ME? (2005), LONG JOURNEY INTO THE LIGHT (2007), THE DISCARDED FATHER (2008), DOUBLE LIFE (2011), BRUNDIBAR REVISITED (2014), and SCALA ADIEU (2018).
Genre Society
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2008
Director Douglas Wolfsperger
Screenplay Douglas Wolfsperger
Cinematography Tanja Trentmann, Inigo Westmeier
Bernd Euscher
Konstantin Gropper
Producer Douglas Wolfsperger
Production Company Douglas Wolfsperger Filmproduktion, in co-production with SWR, ARTE
Length 86 min
Format 35 mm, color, b&w
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Hof 2008, Biberach 2008, Braunschweig 2008
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Baden-Württemberg, German Federal Film Fund, MEDIA
German Distributors GMfilms/Berlin, Wilder Süden Filmverleih/Berlin

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