FILM SERIES | MICHAEL GLAWOGGER
KILL DADDY GOOD NIGHT
SUNDAY APR 29, 05:30 PM
Kill Daddy Good Night (Das Vaterspiel) (2008)
Directed by Michael Glawogger
Drama- Austria/Germany, France
German, English subtitles
One of the most versatile and original talents in contemporary world cinema, the Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger has made an art of crossing boundaries, both geographic and formal. He spans diverse, far-flung locations within a single film, often dealing with ambiguous notions of home and foreignness, and moves back and forth between fiction and documentary, sometimes combining and subverting both modes. Glawogger’s career resists classification at every turn, but whether set on the margins of the developing world or in precincts of privilege, his surprising, beautifully photographed films are testaments to his own boundless curiosity and to the endless complexity of the human condition. The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to support this retrospective, his first in the United States, which includes his widely acclaimed and much debated documentary trilogy on harsh working environments, as well as a selection of fiction features and experimental short films.
One movie, three different stories: With his drama Kill Daddy Good Night (Das Vaterspiel) Michael Glawogger creates a deliberate confusion, all about broken relationships, but mainly regarding the conflicts between children and their fathers. Ratz, a Viennese computer programmer consumed with patricidal hatred, has devoted himself to creating a game centered on the virtual killing of his father, a hypocritical politician. A call from an ex-girlfriend leads him to New York, and to an unexpected find in a Long Island basement. Freely adapted from the novel Das Vaterspiel by Josef Haslinger, Kill Daddy Good Night is equal parts thriller, family drama, and examination of historical memory. With Helmut Köpping, Christian Tramitz, Sabine Timoteo.
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