Vaterland (1992)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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This German tragedy follows a father and son as they travel towards the father's former home. Kadir, an Algerian immigrant, has just been freed after spending two years in a Berlin mental hospital. Upon his release he learns that his ex-wife bore his son, Louis, not long after he left. She wants Kadir to have no contact with the boy. Kadir tries to create a new life in Germany but cannot handle the racism of his co-workers. He decides to return to Algiers, but before he goes, he kidnaps his son. The father and his tiny son suffer many events and meet many strange people along the way. Every new hurdle, evokes terrible memories in Kadir as he relives his father's abuse. The film's final tragedy is not difficult to predict.



abuse, child, parent, child-abuse, craziness, father, kidnapping, molestation, son