The Lost Father

TV-Movie | DE 2009 | 90' | OV

The process is as commonplace as it is dramatic. A married couple breaks up because the husband has fallen in love with another woman. The children become bargaining chips for the separated parents. DER VERLORENE VATER (THE LOST FATHER) tells the story from the perspective of the »new« woman. Elke has fallen in love with Arndt. When he and his wife separate for good, he does not want to give up his children. The fight with his ex-wife escalates more and more, until one day Arndt abducts his own children. Elke has to react. Hermine Huntgeburth (EFFI BRIEST) and Daniel Nocke (DUTSCHKE) tell a gripping and realistic story of a struggle for custody without imparting moral judgements.

in cooperation with Eikon and WDR

Director
Hermine Huntgeburth
Script
Daniel Nocke
Photography
Rainer Klausmann
Editor
Eva Schnare
Production Design
Bettina Schmidt
Casting
Ingeborg Molitoris
Music
Biber Gullatz, Andreas Schäfer
Sound
Max Meindl
Principal Cast
Ulrike Krumbiegel, Edgar Selge, Jeanette Hain, Michael Altmann, Louis Hofmann, Paraschiva Dragus, Carlo Ljubek, Jan Peter Kampwirth
Producer
Ernst Ludwig Ganzert
Commissioning Editor WDR
Wolf-Dietrich Brücker
Commissioning Editor ARTE
Andreas Schreitmüller

International Sales

WDR
Wolf-Dietrich Brücker
Tel: +49 (0)221 220 29 95
Fax: +49 (0)221 220 57 58
fernsehen@wdr.de
www.wdr.de

Arte
Andreas Schreitmüller
Tel: +33 388 14 22 22
Fax: +33 388 14 22 00
www.arte.tv

Selected filmography Hermine Huntgeburth

BIBI BLOCKSBERG (2002), DER BOXER UND DIE FRISEUSE (2004), DIE WEISSE MASSAI (2005), TEUFELSBRATEN (2006), EFFI BRIEST (2009)