Kill Daddy Goodnight
Ratz Kramer has issues. A video programmer with no other ambition than to develop a computer game that allows the player to commit repeated patricide, Ratz struggles with an intense disdain towards his father, and the virtual reality of his creation is the only preoccupation for this young Austrian as he struggles to come to terms with his dysfunctional family. Ratz receives an unexpected phone call from an acquaintance in New York – Mimi. She wants him to come to town and help her renovate a basement apartment which serves as a harboring place for her grandfather, Lucas, a Lithuanian war criminal in refuge. Ratz agrees, hoping for a change of scenery and a buyer for his video game. The journey to New York turns into an emotional cyclone for Ratz as he realizes the impact of his negative energy on those around him, and how hard it is to reverse hatred. On Lucas’ trail is an investigator intent on tracking down the old man, and has quite a personal score to settle.
- "Glawogger finds a nice balance between setting up an intriguing narrative and providing us with all the information we need to decide for ourselves who these people are, elementally, and what they might represent in a larger socio-cultural sense."
- "Michael Glawogger’s Kill Daddy Goodnight looks to be unusual – and more than a little bit welcome – addition to the normal Austrian film mix. A picture that takes Europe’s recent past seriously without becoming bogged down in it, it is a stylish, blackly comic take on the current generation gap."
Awards & Recognition
Berlin International Film Festival
Athens Film Festival
Warsaw Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Gent International Film Festival