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All About My Father (2002)

Alt om min far (original title)
Young film director Even Benestad tells the story of his own father Espen Benestad who is a transvestite and seeks his son's acceptance.

Director:

Even Benestad

Writers:

Even Benestad, August Baugstø Hanssen (as August B. Hansen)
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Espen Benestad Espen Benestad ... Self (as Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad)
Elsa Almås Elsa Almås ... Self (wife)
Elisabeth Benestad Elisabeth Benestad ... Self (daughter) (as Elisabeth Skaflem Benestad)
Liv Liv ... Self (first wife)
Even Benestad Even Benestad ... Self (son)
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Young film director Even Benestad tells the story of his own father Espen Benestad who is a transvestite and seeks his son's acceptance.

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The director is an avid horror movie fan, and especially loves Italian cult movies. He "hides" little nods to such movies here also. See more »

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Spoofed in Typisk norsk: Episode #3.1 (2006) See more »

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Brilliant documentary
7 March 2002 | by Jonas PSee all my reviews

This is a documentary about one of Norway's most famous transvestites, Esben Benestad, made by his son, Even. It is a stunning piece of work. Unlike other movies on the subject the central conflict is not look-how-silly-I-look-wearing-all-these-women's-clothes, rather it focuses on one mans right to be a woman, and more importantly, other family members right to not accept it. This is a close encounter with a family, and it could very well have become an embarrassing meeting, but Even Benestad fortunately avoids that. Instead it becomes an engaging movie with some rhetorically strong individuals. Logos and pathos are present throughout the movie, leaving the audience with no choice but to participate in the debate.


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Country:

Norway | Denmark

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

22 February 2002 (Norway) See more »

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$403,648
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