Father

Australia, 1990

Film

Internationally renowned Max von Sydow heads a cast of acclaimed actors, including Carol Drinkwater, Julia Blake and Steve Jacobs, in this powerfully moving film. It tells the story of a family whose lives are shattered when their elderly father is accused of being a Nazi war criminal. Torn between family love and loyalty and the devastating realities of wartime Nazi Germany, all relationships are tested to the limit. Photography by Dan Burstall. AFI Awards were won by Max von Sydow and Julia Blake.

Credits

director

John Power

producer

Damien Parer

production company

Leftbank Productions

Barron Films

Language

English

Duration

01:46:00:00

Colour

Black and White and Colour

ACMI Identifier

39299

Audience classifications

MA

Mediatheque - not for children (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities - Drama

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → War crimes

Drama

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Family relationships

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Fathers and daughters

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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