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A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

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Anne
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Anthony
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The Man
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The Woman
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Laura
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Paul
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Dr Sarai
Roman Zeller ...
Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adnan Kundi ...
Passerby (uncredited)
Brian Rodger ...
Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
Romulus Stoicescu ...
Teen (uncredited)
Evie Wray ...
Lucy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Florian Zeller

Written by

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Christopher Hampton ... (screenplay by) and
Florian Zeller ... (screenplay by)
 
Florian Zeller ... (based on the play "The Father" by)

Produced by

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Daniel Battsek ... executive producer
Philippe Carcassonne ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Cleone Clarke ... associate producer
Lauren Dark ... executive producer
Alice Dawson ... co-producer
Simon Friend ... producer
Paul Grindey ... executive producer
Hugo Grumbar ... executive producer
Tim Haslam ... executive producer
Jean-Louis Livi ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Ollie Madden ... executive producer
David Parfitt ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Christophe Spadone ... producer
Beth Timbrell ... line producer

Music by

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Ludovico Einaudi ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Ben Smithard ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Yorgos Lamprinos

Editorial Department

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Marina Amaro ... dailies: M141
Karl Barnes-Dallas ... digital intermediate coordinator: Molinare
Niels Barroin ... digital intermediate editor: M141
Pierre Beautrait ... digital intermediate editor: M141
Thibault Carterot ... ceo: M141
Chloé Cassin ... post-production intern: M141
Theresa Crooks ... junior colourist
Matt Dalton ... post-production accountant
Milan Evrard ... dailies: M141
Marie Fernandes ... digital intermediate producer: Molinare
Patrice Goessant ... chief technical officer: M141 (as Patrice Goëssant)
Camille Happert ... lab technician: M141
Audrey Kleinclaus ... lab supervisor: M141
Mustapha Laatita ... workflow supervisor: M141
Clémence Le Brun ... assistant editor
Vannis Loussikoulou ... hardware supervisor: M141
Aaliya Nazerali ... edit assistant
Cecile Portal ... lab technician: M141 (as Cécile Portal)
Lucas Roy ... hardware supervisor: M141
Gareth Spensley ... digital intermediate colorist: Molinare
Samuel Cabrera Marquez ... assistant on-line editor (uncredited)
Jashesh Jhaveri ... deliverables technician (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Peter Francis

Art Direction by

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Amanda Dazely
Astrid Sieben ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Cathy Featherstone

Costume Design by

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Anna Robbins ... (as Anna Mary Scott Robbins)

Makeup Department

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Tahira Herold ... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor
Anna Morena ... crowd hair stylist / crowd makeup artist
Nadia Stacey ... hair designer / makeup designer

Production Management

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Christine Duchier ... post-production supervisor
Christophe Jeauffroy ... production manager
Anne Lelandais ... french dubbing post production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jamie D. Allen ... second assistant director
Stewart Allen-Smith ... third assistant director
George Every ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Philip Barber ... carpenter (as Phil Barber)
Dean Blythe ... painter
Adam Chard ... painter
John Costello ... carpenter
Luca Costello ... apprentice painter
Charlie Couch ... painter
Nigel Crafts ... hod carpenter
Katie Dadswell ... art department assistant
Kevin Day ... chargehand standby props
Frank Delaney ... stagehand
Nick Dewsbury ... carpenter
Charlie English ... carpenter
Rashid Gani ... props runaround
John Steven Gibson ... standby carpenter
Craig Gleeson ... hod painter
Evan Green ... apprentice carpenter
Neil Hornshaw ... chargehand dressing props
George Knowles ... dressing props
Simon Lane ... dressing props
Frankie Leeming ... dressing props
Warren Lever ... construction manager
Jason Line ... painter: 'Portrait of a Boy'
Desmond MacMahon ... painter: 'Industrial' and 'Landscapes'
Josie Martin ... petty cash buyer
Adam McCreight ... property master
Liam Morgan ... junior draughtsperson (as L A Morgan)
Oli Novadnieks ... production buyer
Matthew Parsons ... painter (as Matt Parsons)
David Pearce ... painter
Jamie Peck ... carpenter
Matthew Ramm ... set dresser
Jack Sargent ... stagehand
David Sawyer ... carpenter
Kate Trevessey ... graphic designer
Natalie Valentine ... standby art director
Philippe Vasseur ... painter: 'Enfance'
Paul Wallis ... standby painter
Stuart Walpole ... standby props
Paul Williams ... chargehand carpenter
James Battison ... set dresser (uncredited)
Chris Edwards ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Nick Baldock ... additional adr mixer
Alexandre Blondeau ... sound technician: Polyson
Charles Bussienne ... sound chief technical officer: Polyson
Guillaume Camboly ... sound technician: Polyson
Thibaut Dufait ... sound technician: Polyson
Florian Fabre ... foley artist
Matthieu Lasausa ... sound technician: Polyson
Aloyse Launay ... assistant sound editor
Lucas Le Néouanic ... sound technician: Polyson
Guido Lerner ... second assistant sound
Laetitia Noblet ... administration: Polyson (as Laëtita Noblet)
Sandy Notarianni ... sound editor / supervising sound editor
Diane Prieur ... sound technician: Polyson
Margot Saada ... adr supervisor
Charles Vallette Viallard ... sound projects coordinator: Polyson
Vincent Verdoux ... adr mixer / foley mixer / re-recording mixer
Josh Ward ... first assistant sound (as Josh Robinson-Ward)
Will Whale ... production sound mixer
Tony Crowe ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Ihor Kaniuk ... re: recording mixer (uncredited)
Marvin Lormel ... french dubbing dialogue editor (uncredited)
Sandy Notarianni ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

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Maria Andriani Andritsi ... production coordinator: Umedia
Jerome Auliac ... cg artist: Umedia (as Jérôme Auliac)
Nora Berecoechea ... chief executive officer: Umedia
Emma Bernier ... in & out: Umedia
Jerome Binckly ... 2d supervisor: Umedia (as Jérôme Binckly)
Constant Bourgon ... in & out: Umedia
Aline Bélot ... cg artist: Umedia (as Aline Belot)
Alexis Caresche ... cg artist: Umedia
Teddy Delatre ... cg artist: Umedia (as Teddy Delattre)
Thierry Delobel ... head of production: Umedia
Benjamin Desrier ... cg artist: Umedia
Ludivine Ducrocq ... production manager: Umedia
Audrey Fine ... visual effects producer: Umedia
Jade Gautier ... in & out: Umedia
Thomas Geiger ... cg artist: Umedia
Celine Goriot ... visual effects producer: Umedia (as Céline Goriot)
Adrien Jean-Robert ... in & out: Umedia
Louise Leclercq ... cg artist: Umedia
Pierrick Mahieu ... cg artist: Umedia
Nicolas Monnier ... cg artist: Umedia
Neila Ouahmed ... cg artist: Umeia (as Neïla Ouahmed)
Elisa Perez ... visual effects coordinator
Romain Perrin ... cg artist: Umedia
My Lan Nguyen Quang ... visual effects artist: M141
David Sanchez ... 2d supervisor: Umedia
Arnaud Soulabaille ... cg artist: Umedia
Mikael Tanguy ... visual effects supervisor: Umedia (as Mikaël Tanguy)
Rafael Curulla ... visual effects producer: Umedia (uncredited)

Stunts

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Oliver Gough ... stunt performer
Jo McLaren ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bennett Clarke ... second assistant camera: dailies
Steve Davis ... electrician
Liam Day ... standby rigger
Charlie Doe ... electrician
Andrew Duncan ... best boy
Warren Ewen ... best boy
Steve Fitzpatrick ... hod rigger
Rosamund Freeman ... camera trainee
Sean Gleason ... still photographer
Alan Robert Hopkins ... digital imaging technician/dailies colourist (as Alan Hopkins)
Candy Jackson ... desk operator
Chris Jacques ... electrician
Scott Jamison ... second assistant camera
Vince Madden ... best boy
Michael McDermott ... gaffer
Matt O'Brien ... electrician
Jamie Phillips ... first assistant camera
Tony Sankey ... grip
Alfie Sankey-Green ... assistant grip
Ben Smithard ... camera operator
Pacu Trautvetter ... video assist
Jamie Brittain ... additional grip (uncredited)
Mischa Chaleyer-Kynaston ... video operator: splinter unit (uncredited)
Stephen Delahunt ... electrical rigger (uncredited)
Michele Abramo Puricelli ... libra head technician: dailies (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Felicity Goldsworthy ... principal costume standby
Akshy Marayen ... costume intern
Cristina Vizireanu ... principle costume standby
Elle Wilson ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Julian Bivol ... assistant location manager
Tony Clarkson ... location scout
Peter-Frank Dewulf ... location manager
Toni Nordli ... location assistant
Omar Alboukharey ... location marshall (uncredited)
Jake Robinson ... location marshall (uncredited)

Music Department

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Guillaume Clément ... music supervisor (as Guillaume Clément-Coriolan)
Ludovico Einaudi ... musician: piano
Redi Hasa ... musician: cello
Federico Mecozzi ... musician: violin, viola
David Menke ... composer: additional music / musician: piano, doublebass, programming
Reinmar Neuner ... musician: violin
David Menke ... music editor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Susanna Lenton ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Ray Clark ... driver: Anthony Hopkins
Jeff Hudson ... driver: Olivia Colman
Clive King ... unit driver
Martin McDonald ... unit driver
Juan Pasqual ... construction driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Steve Ambler ... medic: JHA safe T
Juan Miguel Arias ... assistant: Anthony Hopkins
Tony Arnoux ... press attaché: France
Helen Ayre ... stand-in: Olivia Coleman
Liz Barron ... finance director: Trademark Films
George Bennett-Wyres ... catering assistant: Hot Goblin
Chris Blythe ... catering manager: Hot Goblin
Sandrine Boulet ... production assistant: Ciné - @
Laurence Brown ... legal services: Lawrence Brown Media
Sue Bruce-Smith ... deputy director: Film4
Ray Burnet ... stand-in: Anthony Hopkins
Colin Burrows ... epk: Special Treats
Phil Cairns ... press & publicity manager: Film4
Cassandra Carias ... head of legal & business affairs: Film4
Christine Caro ... production consultant: US
Sébastien Cauchon ... marketing and distribution: France
Anchal Clarke ... assistant accountant
Jon Clifford ... technical and post production: Embankment Films
Ben Coren ... development and production executive: Film4
Paul Creasey ... head chef: Hot Goblin
Larry D'Arcy ... general counsel: Embankment Films
Helen de Winter ... completion bond services: Film Finances
Valérie Devrèse-Bruche ... head of finance: F comme Film (as Valérie Devrése)
Pippa Feldberg Collins ... floor runner
Dorothee Freytag ... production coordinator
Albion Gee ... production assistant
Nadia Ghali ... executive assistant: F comme Film
Calum Gray ... head of worldwide sales & distribution: Embankment Films
Paul Hillier ... production insurance: Integro Insurance Brokers
Amy Jing ... completion bond services: Film Finances
Steve Joberns ... production auditor: Shipleys LLP
Peter La Terriere ... completion guarantor executive
Justin Lane ... chef: Hot Goblin
Kirsty Langsdale ... unit publicity: Organic
Germain Le Carpentier ... production consultant: US
Alexander Lea ... legal services: Wiggin LLP
Emily Leach ... production executive: Film4
Mario Locurcio ... publicity: Italy
Olivier Marquezy ... titles: La Brigade du Titre (as Olivier Marquézy)
Karen Marshall ... trustee: Elarot/Les Films du Cru
Greg Martin ... acquisitions and distribution executive: Embankment Films
Suby McCarthy ... senior finance manager: Film4
Sam McMullen ... assistant: Florian Zeller
Donnchadh McNicholl ... senior legal & business affairs executive: Film4
Charles Moore ... legal services: Wiggin LLP
Constance Netter ... head of legal and communication: F comme Film
Emma O'Mara ... production coordinator: Simon Friend Entertainment
Ty Obasanga ... base security: Film First Security
Hanna Osmolska ... general manager: Simon Friend Entertainment
Tori Parry ... head of production: Film4
Max Pirkis ... head of acquisitions and distribution: Embankment Films
André-Paul Ricci ... press attaché: France
Hannah Saunders ... marketing & distribution manager: Film4
Laura Sedgwick ... production coordinator: Simon Friend Entertainment
Caroline Silhol ... artistic director: F comme Film
Katrina Stagner ... completion bond services: Film Finances
Maxine Stanley ... supervising accountant
Emmanuelle Stannard ... assistant production coordinator
Ben Strowger ... chef: Hot Gobin
Siddiqui Subhani ... digital marketing
Robert Szanto ... production consultant: US
Paulina Taher ... licensing and marketing executive: Embankment Films
Clea Tammes ... unit publicity: Organic
Gâelle Vernus ... accountant: F comme Film
Alix Vigin ... epk: Special Treats
Maite Villarino Vicente ... completion bond services: Film Finances / licensing and marketing manager: Embankment Films
Graham Walters ... craft service
Camilla Wesolowska ... company secretary: Embankment Films
Sisi Cronin ... publicist (uncredited)
James Hood ... set production assistant: dailies (uncredited)
Antje Mangeant ... set runner (uncredited)
Sezgin Mangjuka ... it executive (uncredited)
Cameron G. Russell ... additional floor runner (uncredited)
Richard Wild ... chief meteorologist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Chris Andrews ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Jeremy Barber ... special thanks
Aurélia Blanchet ... special thanks
Tanya Blumstein ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Alexander Yves Brunner ... special thanks: Sold By
Pierre-Antoine Capton ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Thibault Carterot ... special thanks
Ladislas Chollat ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Florence Coudeyre ... special thanks
Catherine Crépeaux ... special thanks
Caitlin Davies ... special thanks
Marine Delterme ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Cédric Depierre ... special thanks
Sarah Douglas ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Didier Duverger ... special thanks
David Foenkinos ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Vincent Girerd ... special thanks
Laurent Grégoire ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Myriam Hacene ... special thanks (as Myriam Hacène)
Laurent Hassid ... special thanks
Stella Hopkins ... special thanks
David Kessler ... special thanks
Valérie Langeard ... special thanks
Francis Lombrail ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Nick Manzi ... special thanks
Sam McMullen ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Lynne Meadow ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Matteo Perale ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Pierre Rasamoela ... special thanks
Anne-Lise Rottiers ... special thanks
Maxime Saada ... special thanks
Federica Sainte-Rose ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Suzanne Sarquier ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Brian Siberell ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Lola Amber Steele ... special thanks
Olivier Sultan ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Isabelle Terrel ... special thanks
Nicolas Tretiakow ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Evie Wray ... special thanks
Tilda Wylie ... special thanks
Eloïse Zeller ... wishes to thank: Florian Zeller
Kristina Zimmermann ... special thanks
Kristina Zimmermann ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Having just scared off his recent caregiver, Anthony, an ailing, octogenarian Londoner gradually succumbing to dementia, feels abandoned when concerned Anne, his daughter, tells him she's moving to Paris. Confused and upset, against the backdrop of a warped perspective and his rapid, heart-rending mental decline, Anthony is starting to lose his grip on reality, struggling to navigate the opaque landscape of present and past. Now, as faded memories and glimpses of lucidity trigger sudden mood swings, dear ones, Anthony's surroundings, and even time itself become distorted. Why has his younger daughter stopped visiting? Who are the strangers that burst in on Anthony? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines Nothing is as it seems See more »
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Also Known As
  • El padre (Spain)
  • 困在时间里的父亲 (China, Mandarin title)
  • Otac (Croatia)
  • Isä (Finland)
  • El Padre (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Florian Zeller wanted Sir Anthony Hopkins specifically for the part. He sent Hopkins the script in 2017 and waited for a reply. In the meantime, he did not pursue production with any other actors in the lead role. He said if Hopkins had not agreed to the film, then it likely would have been made in French instead. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 18 September 2020 (2020). See more »
Soundtracks Cold Wind Var. 1 - Day 1 See more »
Quotes Anthony: I feel as if I'm losing my all leaves...
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