The father Game (DVD)

The father Game (DVD)

           The father Game (DVD)
               Genre: Drama
               Father-son conflict, computer game
  A film, three stories: In his new film The Lord’s game based on the novel by Joseph Haslinger, Michael Glawogger a confusing web of actions and characters designed in which it always is about the most broken relationships between people. As the title of the film suggests, it revolves primarily around the generation gap of children with their fathers. Ratz (Helmut Köpping) is a long-idled student, his father (Christian Tramitz), a successful and ambitious politicians abysmal, hates. To live out his revenge fantasies, the Filius a computer game called “Kill Daddy Goodnight has created” that allows him to carry the hated father, at least virtually in the afterlife. In addition, there’s his sister (Franziska Weisz), which connects him an incestuous relationship. In short. A family to run away. And that’s what the son is doing well at the first opportunity. Is the wholly unexpected, as Ratz a call from his former college friend Mimi (Sabine Timoteo) receives, asks him to visit her the next day in New York. Pleased with the welcome change is made Ratz in the plane and flies to the U.S.. But what awaits him there is at least as horrible as what he has just left behind: for Mimi and her family to hide his own grandfather (Otto Tausig) for 32 years in the cellar, so this is not for a massacre perpetrated in World War II Lithuanian Jews must answer for. And finally, there are the journalists Jonas Shtrom (Ulrich Tukur), whose father was among the victims of execution. The son now contrasts the existing relationship with a father very withdrawn retelling of the massacre. It is the last of the many father relations, which picks up and runs through the film – and the bitterest. It is an ambiguous film that Michael Glawogger with the film version of the 600 pages thick novel by Joseph Haslinger here to submit. While some consider it a masterpiece and he was named the best feature film in Austria in 2009, he is other than completely unsuccessful film. The fact is that Glawogger has hineingepackt in his dense and cryptic work a lot. Several parallel narrative strands, linking into place only very late and want to add yet not quite a homogeneous history, countless different motifs and themes such as various broken relationships with fathers and other emotions, rare diseases, unpunished criminals and – of course – the Nazi era, this animated persons that enter into the real images. For some viewers is that too much – especially the really deadly serious story is broken again and very grim, typical Austrian humor. Within this conglomerate of various elements affect the characters, despite the excellent cast performances never like real people of flesh and blood, but as symbols, such as placeholders in a test arrangement. And that’s Glawogger film is – an experiment in which we are thrown in and whose meaning we understand late. Because here – as in life – just not everything fits into one another adds, because there are open questions that remain gaps that we can not fill. The Lord’s game is a film that makes it difficult to viewers. to let yourself fall into it simply is not enough. He challenges us, forces us to adopt an attitude. That is what gives with all due understanding of the sometimes extreme reactions, which has caused this film, one of his undeniable qualities. It is not the only one. (Joachim Kurz) (# ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________) After so many film leaves you perplexed, shaking the cinema. The expectations were set too high? If one of the brilliant documentaries like Michael Glawogger Mega Cities (1998) and Working Man’s Death (2005) knows or his last brilliant film Slumming (2006), then you could actually go inside just full of anticipation and curiosity in his new feature film. But the father Glawogger game is a bitter disappointment. If you wonder what’s going on, the answer is simple. But to answer the question of why the whole thing? “Is very difficult. This film is based on the novel by Josef Haslinger. The focus is on living in Vienna 35-year-old Kramer Ratz (Helmut Köpping) not exactly the best relationship with his father, a minister, and therefore a brutal computer game called Kill Daddy Goodnight developed. At the beginning of the film he gets from his ex Mimi (in ever-changing wigs: Sabine Timoteo come to) a call with an invitation to New York and renovate the house of her grandfather (Otto Tausig). In parallel to this plot, we see a certain Jonas Shtrom (Ulrich Tukur), who is looking for the murderer of his father, a Lithuanian Nazi. It is this Nazi is Mimi’s grandfather, who barricaded themselves in a cellar for 32, to dressing the Ratz to a cozy place to stay. A plot that comes along a bit too much zurechtgeschustert and two hours moving dangerously thin ice. Father hatred is one of the motives, which revolves around the character of Ratz. But father developed this hate-computer game, Ratz, is downright ridiculous. A shooter game where you can collect all the more dots, the more father figures to be shot down. Ratz also has to deal with the Nazi past of a war criminal. In these serious issues are mixed bizarre images such as night driving through wild snow, animated computer characters, photos of war massacres. Like a shattered puzzle of the film falls apart more and more, rather than piece by piece together. And at some point, it is unfortunately only very boring. (Katrin Knauth)
  Title: The Lord’s Game (DVD) Original Title: Kill Daddy Goodnight Country of production: Germany, France, Austria Year of Production: 2008 Length: 113 (Min.) Published at: AL! VE format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German EAN: 4042564121780 Extras: Audio Description (Hörfilmfassung), deleted scenes, trailers, audio commentary by Michael Glawogger

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