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Released Apr 15, 2022 2h 0m Drama TRAILER for Father: Trailer 1 List Father: Trailer 1 Father: Trailer 1 1:26 View more videos
100% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 100% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In a small town in Serbia, Nikola (Goran Bogdan, Fargo), a day laborer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. Until he can provide adequate conditions for their upbringing, the children will be placed in foster care. Despite Nikola's best efforts and several appeals, social services refuse to return his children, leaving him feeling hopeless. But when Nikola discovers the local administration may be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Against all odds and driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and his right to raise his children. Read More Read Less

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Robert Abele Los Angeles Times There’s something oddly appealing in witnessing this dutiful, besieged parent make do with nothing to offer but himself, wherever that takes him. Apr 21, 2022 Full Review Jessica Kiang Variety Powerful but grueling... Feb 29, 2020 Full Review Diane Carson KDHX (St. Louis) Nikola’s unwavering determination in the face of callous dismissal should inspire all of us to redouble our efforts to advance righteous causes. May 4, 2022 Full Review Andrew Wyatt The Lens At times the film's ruthlessly grim and grounded approach flirts with bleakness for the sake of bleakness. However, Fathers distinctly Eastern European viewpoint is evident in its faint scent of dark, Kafkaesque absurdity. Rated: B Apr 27, 2022 Full Review Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue While this powerful Serbian drama is specific to its setting, the multilayered depiction of fractured family bonds and socioeconomic disparities resonates beyond geographic boundaries. Apr 23, 2022 Full Review Filipe Freitas Always Good Movies Few films can be said to truly capture the silent struggle of a father and the love for his family. Rated: 4/5 Apr 22, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member In a funny way this grim tale has a happy ending. He doesn't triumph but he's young and very determined. His foes are old and worn. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Superb. Excellent direction and acting. Strongly recommended. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In a small town in Serbia, Nikola (Goran Bogdan, Fargo), a day laborer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. Until he can provide adequate conditions for their upbringing, the children will be placed in foster care. Despite Nikola's best efforts and several appeals, social services refuse to return his children, leaving him feeling hopeless. But when Nikola discovers the local administration may be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Against all odds and driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and his right to raise his children.
Director
Srdan Golubovic
Producer
Amra Baksic Camo, Marc Baschet, Adis Djapo, Danijel Hocevar, Cédomir Kolar, Boris T. Matic, Lana Matic, Jelena Mitrovic, Danis Tanovic
Screenwriter
Srdan Golubovic, Ognjen Svilicic
Distributor
Dekanalog
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Serbian
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 15, 2022, Limited
Runtime
2h 0m
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