MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,578 this week

Die Vaterlosen (2011)

 -  Drama  -  8 April 2011 (Austria)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 133 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 23 critic

They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies, are stunned by the appearance of their sister.Kyra suddenly vanished ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 318 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 08 Feb 2013
 
a list of 82 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Die Vaterlosen" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Die Vaterlosen (2011)

Die Vaterlosen (2011) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Die Vaterlosen.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Rosemarie is a hard-working young woman living in a small English town in the 1950's. She left Austria with her father during the war to escape the Nazi oppression and since then, despite ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Urschitz
Stars: Katy Bartrop, Adrian Chisholm, Charis-Elizabeth Deighton
Antares (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block. A bored nurse with a stable, comfortable ... See full summary »

Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Petra Morzé, Andreas Patton, Hary Prinz
Blood Glacier (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Scientists working in the Austrian Alps discover that a glacier is leaking a liquid that appears to be affecting local wildlife.

Director: Marvin Kren
Stars: Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Brigitte Kren
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Götz Spielmann
Stars: Jörn Hentschel, Sebastian Hülk, Sebastian Koch
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andreas Kiendl ...
Vito
Andrea Wenzl ...
Kyra
...
Mizzi
Philipp Hochmair ...
Niki
Marion Mitterhammer ...
Anna
Sami Loris ...
Miguel
Pia Hierzegger ...
Sophie
...
Hans
Axel Sichrovsky ...
Ossi
Alexander Wychodil ...
Vito - 11 years
Nikolaus Wabitsch ...
Niki - 11 years
Una Kitty Sue Khittl ...
Kyra
Seraphine Rastl ...
Kyra's Mother
Susanne Weber ...
Vito's mother
Hille Beseler ...
Niki's mother
Edit

Storyline

They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies, are stunned by the appearance of their sister.Kyra suddenly vanished over twenty years ago during the breakup of the hippie commune where they were all born. She is like a stranger to them now... but when she discovers that her very existence has been kept secret, she starts to uncover old mysteries. And soon all the brothers and sisters find themselves unearthing the roots of their childhood memories they had suppressed in order to survive. In her debut feature film Marie Kreutzer embarks upon an intriguing and disturbing journey into the past, a gripping study of belonging and solitude, bonds and freedom. Written by Novotny & Novotny Film

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 April 2011 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

The Fatherless  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Synchro Film, Austria)

Color:

(35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Willkommen Österreich: Episode #1.140 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Froschlied
Written by David Hebenstreit
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent and involving portray of family reunion with several corpses in the closet
5 December 2011 | by (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as part of the Ghent filmfestival 2011. Given the announcement text, a story like this can either be drowned in dramatic clichés (e.g. tears, name calling and even fights), or it can bring to light what caused the mixed relationships as of this moment, eventually leading to new horizons. I was relieved that the latter was the case, a job well done as delivered by this debuting director.

The 104 minutes that this film takes, are well spent and developments are evenly spread over this time frame. What mostly impressed me is that all family members get the chance to be properly introduced at well chosen moments, so that we get a clear picture about where each member stands. And all of them have their purpose in the story line when subsequent events come by. A lot of things happened in the past and are relived during this reunion, all of these potentially bringing new reasons for yelling at each other and slamming some doors, to never meet again.

An observer may try to stay neutral, but is bound to get involved in the proceedings. The very least you'll do is imagining how a similar reunion would work out in your own family. No doubt that your past includes some things that are best forgotten, but others will remember nevertheless and hold it against you. And vice versa, no doubt. Though the commune is rather an unusual element, the core of this film is not far-fetched and very realistic.

All in all, I gave a score of 5 (out of 5) for the audience award when leaving the theater. Good actors, nice dialogs, story well told, and I saw some useful sub-plots that did not cloud the issue. Two examples of the latter are the last words of the father (heard by one son, who bluntly refuses to pass them on), and the unexplained death of a child (many years ago, but still unclear who is to blame). Both sub-plots kept us wondering what's behind it, and it took some time before we learned both to be necessary ingredients for the finale. That's all in the game of a perfect film script.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Die Vaterlosen (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?