26.9. - 5.10.2019

In the name of my son Germany 2015 | 89 min | OV | Colour | FF 2015

Damir Lukačević

DAMIR LUKAČEVIĆ (*1966) was born in Zagreb, studied at the German Film and TV Academy in Berlin, subsequently made short films Heimkehr (2004) about a Croat family in Germany and Transfer (2010).

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Claus Jansen experiences the inconceivable: his 12-year old son disappears without trace from his boarding school and is then found murdered. As the police don't seem all that committed to their enquiries, the father sets out to try and find the sex offender and is successful, albeit many years later. The film is based on the true story of Ulrich Jahr, whose son was the first victim of the "man in the mask" in 1992. After murdering three boys and abusing dozens of others, he was caught in 2011. One of the most disturbing cases in recent German criminal history.
Orig. Title: Im Namen meines Sohnes
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: 16:9
Director: Damir Lukačević
Screenplay: Damir Lukačević
Cast: Tobias Moretti, Inka Friedrich, Maxim Mehmet, Merlin Rose, Eugen Knecht, Marc Zwinz, Finn Fiebig
Producer: Ulrich Stiehm,Marco Del Bianco
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Ingo Ludwig Frenzel
Camera: Jörg Widmer
Set Designer: Tom Hornig
Cutter: Uta Schmidt
Redaktion: Katharina Dufner, Caroline von Senden (ZDF)
Format: DCP
German Distributor:
World Sales: Beta Film GmbH
Production: Jumping Horse Film GmbH für ZDF
contact: Ulrich Stiehm, Jumping Horse Film GmbH:


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