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Father (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 16 August 1990 (Australia)
On a TV tabloid show, Iya Zetnick exposes Joe Mueller as the Nazi war criminal who killed her family. Mueller is arrested, but prevails in a trial. Zetnick breaks into his house, and kills ... See full summary »

Director:

John Power
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max von Sydow ... Joe Mueller
Carol Drinkwater ... Anne Winton
Julia Blake ... Iya Zetnick
Steve Jacobs ... Bobby Winton
Simone Robertson Simone Robertson ... Rebecca Winton
Kahli Sneddon Kahli Sneddon ... Amy Winton
Nicholas Bell ... Paul Jamieson
Tim Robertson ... George Coleman
Bruce Alexander ... Det. Sgt. Racine
Denis Moore Denis Moore ... Det. Sgt. Gabriel
Jon Concannon Jon Concannon ... Ron
Reg Evans ... Old Charlie
Bianca Briam Bianca Briam ... Iya Zetnick aged 12
Eve von Bibra Eve von Bibra ... Roxy
Nick Lathouris ... Amos (as Nic Lathouris)
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Storyline

On a TV tabloid show, Iya Zetnick exposes Joe Mueller as the Nazi war criminal who killed her family. Mueller is arrested, but prevails in a trial. Zetnick breaks into his house, and kills herself in front of his family. His daughter, who had stood by him, becomes convinced Zetnick was right, and rejects her father after he admits his guilt. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | War

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film's closing credits declare: "The stars of FATHER chose to stay at Eden on the Park - Melbourne". See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's Up Doc?: Episode #2.14 (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

IYA'S SONG
Sung by Jordan and Blazey Best
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Oh Father!

Forgiveness of the highest magnitude, sees suspected Nazi general (Von Sydow,- excellent), being tracked down by a surviving woman victim, (Blake, splendid as always) who's intent on making him culpable and brought to justice with the help of a journalist/reporter (Bell, another great actor). Of course, denying it many times over, with his family siding with him, we know what's to ensue- part a shocking tragedy. The most supportive, his daugther (Drinkwater-excellent). Father is real. A fine, solid, Australian drama, which plays out like real life It's opening scene, in the death pit, + music, featuring a sea of dead bodies, is haunting, and truly stayed with me. There's some surprise choices from some characters, later, towards the end of the peace, I liked. Father is a quality, select Aussie film, ones like this we don't see enough, pridefully made, with three great performances, Blake, it's standout. I can't believe the great Drinkwater only has thirty credits to her name, I really liked her in this, if only remembering her for another role, in All Creatures Great And Small. Father, wonderfully effective and engrossing viewing, demands your attention with it's great actors, and an important story, which must be addressed, fictional or not.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1990 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Pai See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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