A small town in Serbia. Nikola, 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, the head of the social services centre refuses to return his children and his situation seems 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. Driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and his right to raise his children.
Winner of the prizes of the Ecumenical Jury and the Audience Award of the Panorama section at Berlin International Film Festival.
Título original: Otac
Duração: 120 min.
País: Serbia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tags: Serbia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, family drama, social portrait, parenthood, awarded films
Direção: Srdan Golubović
Roteiro: Srdan Golubović, Ognjen Sviličić
Fotografia: Aleksandar Ilić
Montagem: Petar Marković
Elenco: Goran Bogdan, Boris Isaković, Nada Šargin, Milica Janevski, Muharem Hamzić
Produtor: Jelena Mitrovič, Čedomir Kolar, Alexander Ris, Marc Baschet, Danis Tanović, Boris T. Matić, Lana Matić, Danijel Hočevar, Amra Bakšić Čamo, Adis Djapo
Produção: Film House Bas Celik, A.S.A.P. Films, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion, Vertigo, Propeler Film, SCCA/Pro.BA
World Sales: The Match Factory