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Film Info
Original Title:Otac
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Family Drama
Social Justice
Release Year:2020
Runtime:120 min
Print Source:Dekanalog
Director:Srdan Golubovic
Producer:Jelena Mitrovic
Cedomir Kolar
Alexander Ris
Marc Baschet
Danis Tanovic
Boris T. Matic
Lana Matic
Danijel Hocevar
Amra Bakšic Camo
Adis Djapo
Cinematographer:Aleksandar Ilic
Screenwriter:Srdan Golubovic
Ognjen Svilicic
Editor:Petar Markovic
Principal Cast:Goran Bogdan
Boris Isakovic
Nada Šargin
Milica Janevski
Muharem Hamzic
Ajla Šantic
Vahlid Džankovic
Milan Maric
Jovo Maksic
Nikola Rakocevic


How to Watch

This poignant drama based on real events takes place in a small town in Serbia, where Nikola, a day laborer and loving father of two, must give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act.

Until he can provide adequate conditions for their upbringing, the children will remain in foster care. Despite Nikola’s best efforts and several appeals, the head of the social services center refuses to return his children. But when Nikola discovers the local administration may be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Against all odds and driven by love and despair, this father refuses to give up on justice and his right to raise his children. Winner, Audience Award, Ecumenical prize, Berlin Film Festival.

Director Biography

Born in Belgrade in 1972, Srdan Golubovic is the son of acclaimed director Predrag Golubovic and is currently an instructor in Film Directing at The Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He is the director of the features Absolute Hundred (Apsolutnih sto) (2001), The Trap (Klopka) (2007) and Circles (Krugovi) (2013).