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I Am Your Father (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 7 January 2017 (Japan)
The story of the underappreciated bodybuilder, actor and Star Wars alumnus, David Prowse.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colm Meaney ... Narrator (voice)
Lou Ferrigno ... Himself
Julian Owen Julian Owen ... Himself
Marcus Hearn Marcus Hearn ... Himself
James Prowse James Prowse ... Himself
Robert Watts ... Himself
Gary Kurtz ... Himself
Brian Muir Brian Muir ... Himself
Manuel M. Velasco ... Himself (as Manuel Velasco)
Michael Atiyeh Michael Atiyeh ... Himself
Marcos Cabotá Marcos Cabotá ... Himself
Robert Prowse Robert Prowse ... Himself
Carmen Cabotá Carmen Cabotá ... Herself
Jonathan Rigby ... Himself
David Prowse ... Himself
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David Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader at the first Star Wars Trilogy, never revealed his face during the films. He could have done it only once at "Return of the Jedi", but something happened. Another actor did that sequence and that fact marked David Prowse life for ever. Thirty years later, a young filmmaker discovers why the producers took that decision, and is determined to pay Dave a deserved tribute, almost impossible. Written by Toni Bestard & Marcos Cabotá

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7 January 2017 (Japan) See more »

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Finding David Prowse See more »

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Madrid, Spain See more »

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€250,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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10 February 2017 | by doctor-69493See all my reviews

I'm amazed by the low ratings and unkind reviews this documentary gets. It seems a lot of people didn't get from this documentary what they wanted, which is indeed different from what I felt the makers intended.

It's not only about 'the actor that played Darth Vader' or 'the man behind the mask', it is about a man who has worked six years on a job and did it extremely well, but who, till this very day, was not given the chance to finish his hard work to his own satisfaction, dictated by misunderstandings and prejudice with his employer. It is about how everybody sees this man deserves rehabilitation and recognition but does not receive it from his former employer.

Every good documentary has a story line: it has a starting point, often posing some sort of goal, a middle part where it is attempted to reach that goal, often with the introduction of a new set of problems that need to be solved first, and finally a conclusion, where the goal is achieved or where the gathered information raises new questions.

The dissatisfaction that you might feel about this particular documentary didn't come from the makers, it is just part of the story they tell. I might not be happy with the conclusion, but I am very happy I got to hear this story.


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