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Parents

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Two parents in Zurich think they have been doing everything right. Yet their teenage children disrupt their perfect family system until the parents move out themselves. The boundaries between reality and fiction become blurred.

Synopsis

Step by step, Veronika and Michael Kamber-Gruber let their late-pubescent twin sons paralyze their lives. And neither carrot nor stick are of any use. Romeo and Anton can hardly get out of bed and rarely go to school; sexist and racist slogans are the order of the day. When their grandfather entices his grandsons to even more autonomy with an advance of 80,000 francs on their inheritance, the situation escalates completely. The unnerved parents flee the apartment with the youngest of their three sons and move into the studio they actually rented for Romeo. The couple believes they are saving their marriage and don’t realize that they are celebrating their own surrender.

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FIRST FEATURE

Director: Eric Bergkraut, Ruth Schweikert
Original title: WIR ELTERN
English title: Parents
Country of production: Switzerland
Year of production: 2019
Length: 94 min
Color: Color
Original language: Swiss German
Subtitles: German, English, French
Cast: Elisabeth Niederer, Eric Bergkraut, Elia Bergkraut

Scriptwriter: Eric Bergkraut, Ruth Schweikert
Director of photography: Stéphane Kuthy
Production designer: Jimena Cugat
Editor: Bigna Tomschin
Sound design: Daniel Hobi
Music: Marie-Jeanne Séréro
Producers: Eric Bergkraut
Production company: p.s. 72 productions
Supported by: Zürcher Filmstiftung

Festivals / Awards

Locarno FF, Switzerland

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