“The first half of your life is ruined by your parents. The second by your kids.” Konrad, the unconventional father of Käthe and Emma, has stayed home while his wife Christine had a successful career as an anesthetist. The entrenched roles they play are put to the test when Konrad has the chance to direct a play again. His comeback. Konrad and Christine hire Isabel, an au-pair girl from Argentina. But she turns out to be the exact opposite of help…
Parents is lauded by the press for its authentic portrayal of parenthood, complex children’s characters, and a fresh look at gender roles. In his latest, director Robert Thalheim (And Along Come Tourists, EUFF 2008) speaks from personal experience – and so does actress Christiane Paul, who is a mother and trained doctor herself.
- Original Title:Eltern
- Cast:Christiane Paul, Charly Hübner, Clara Lago
- Runtime:90 minutes
- Release Date:2013