30.09. - 09.10.2021

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

Damir Lukačević

DAMIR LUKAČEVIĆ (*1966 in Zagreb) studied at the dffb in Berlin and has since worked as a screenplay writer and director for cinema and TV, most recently Transfer (2008), and Your Son’s Killer, which was shown in 2015 in FILMFEST HAMBURG‘s TV section.

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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.
Original title: Im Namen meines Sohnes
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: 16:9
Language and subtitles: OV
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
Director of Photography: Jörg Widmer
Music: Ingo Ludwig Frenzel
Production Design: Tom Hornig
Editor: Uta Schmidt
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: 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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