Entbehrlichen_PlakatTheatrical Release: 30 September 2010
DVD Release: 15 April 2011

Jakob has wished for his father Jürgen to be out of the picture many times. Unable to hold on to a job, he keeps wasting their money on drink and permanently quarrels with Jakob’s mother, Silke. After one particularly violent fight Silke is taken to the hospital with severe burns. She wants to get away from the family and decides to simply leave Jakob and Jürgen on their own. The desperation finally leads the father to a tragic death. Afraid of being sent to an orphanage Jakob tries to hide Jürgen’s demise. The only ones left to confide in are his friends…

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  • 33. Mostra Sao Paolo 2009
    Best Director
    Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Maverick Movie Awards USA 2009
    Best male Supporting Role
  • 43. Hofer Filmtage 2009
    Official Competition
  • 11. Int. Filmfestival Dhaka 2010
    World of cinema section
  • 31. Max Ophüls Preis 2010
    Advancement Award for Distribution
  • 15. Filmfest Nürnberg 2010
    Advancement Award of the Jury
  • Best of Fest Award USA 2010
    Special Section Winner
  • Filmfestival “achtung berlin” 2010
    Official Competition
  • 6RDRS Int. Summer Film Festival Rio Grande, Brasilien 2010
  • Fifth Annual Kent Film Festival 2010
    Best foreign Film
  • The Method Festival USA 2010
    Nominated: Best Direction, Best foreign Film
  • Singapore International Filmfestival 2010
    Cinema of the day
  • Los Angeles International Film Festival
    Best Feature
    Beste Cinematography
    Bester Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Swansea Festival UK 2010
    Official Competition
  • The Heart of England – Int. Festival UK 2010
    Official Competition
  • International Youth Festival UK 2010
    Official Competition
    Nominiert: Bester Film
  • Big Island Film Festival Hawaii 2010
    Official Competition
  • Beijing International Movie Festival 2010
    Official Competition
  • Orkanon Int. Filmfest Kanada 2010
    Official Competition
  • Int. New Hope Filmfestival New York 2010
    Best Feature
    Audience Award
  • Int. Filmfestival Südafrika 2010
    Official Competition
  • Los Angeles Movie Awards 2010
    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Best Direction
    Best Script
    Best Cinematography
  • Int. Film Festival Shanghai 2010
    Focus Germany
  • Int. Baltic Debüt Film Festival Russland 2010
  • Int. Film Festival Irland 2010
    Official Competition
  • Cambridge Film Festival 2010
  • Int. Film Festival Bankok 2010
    Best Feature
  • Napa Sonoma Film Festival 2010
  • 15. Internationales Kinder Film Festival SCHLINGEL 2010
    Advancement Award of DEFA Foundation
  • Beijing International Movie Festival 2010
    Golden Duck Award – Best Long Narrative
  • Yosemite Filmfestival 2010
    Best Feature