Film Info: Vaterspiel, Das

Kill Daddy Good Night (Vaterspiel, Das)

Kill Daddy Good Night
Scene from "Kill Daddy Good Night" (photo © Tatfilm/Stefan Falke)

The phone rings. At the other end of the line is a voice from the past: Mimi. She wants her old boyfriend Ratz to come to New York – she needs his help. Ratz was always willing to do everything for Mimi and he’s got enough problems in Vienna anyway: his over-controlling father, the strange love for his sister and his autistic existence in front of his computer. Maybe it’s not such a bad idea to just get away for a while. But even New York presents him a few problems: who is the old man in the basement, how true are Mimi's feelings, can you make money off a virtual murder game? And just how much does the neighbor’s dog really know?


Michael Glawogger was born in Graz/Austria in 1959. He graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute and the Vienna Film Academy and has since worked as a director, writer, and cinematographer. A selection of his films includes: War in Vienna (documentary, 1989), Ant Street (1995), Movies in the Mind (documentary, 1996), Megacities (documentary, 1998), France, Here We Come! (documentary, 1999), State of the Nation (documentary, 2002), Slugs (2004), Workingman\'s Death (documentary, 2004), Slumming (2005), Mai Thai (short, 2005), Contact High (2008), and Kill Daddy Good Night (Das Vaterspiel, 2008).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Michael Glawogger
Screenplay Michael Glawogger
Cinematography Attila Boa
Vessela Martschewski
Olga Neuwirth
Bertram Strauss
Cast Helmut Koepping, Christian Tramitz, Sabine Timoteo, Ulrich Tukur, Itzhak Finzi
Producer Christine Ruppert
Production Company Tatfilm/Cologne, in co-production with Lotus-Film/Vienna, Polaris Film/Paris
Length 117 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2009 (Panorama Special), Diagonale Graz 2009, Melbourne 2009, Warsaw 2009, Sevilla 2009, Sofia 2010
Awards Best Feature Graz 2009
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, Oesterreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, MEDIA, Land Niederoesterreich, Irish Film Board
German Distributor Alamode Film/Munich

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