Fatherland (1986 film)

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Fatherland (released as Singing the Blues in Red in the USA) is a 1986 film about a German singer-songwriter, directed by Ken Loach and starring Gerulf Pannach (de), Fabienne Babe (fr), Cristine Rose and Sigfrit Steiner.

The film is one of Loach's least-popular films, being referred to as "a heavy-handed and absurd political drama" in MIT's newspaper The Tech[1] and Loach said in a 2016 Guardian interview that he "made a mess" of the film.[2] As the film was partly in German, its audience was limited in English-speaking countries, where foreign-language films were uncommon in the 1980s. Between its cinematic release and the 2013 DVD release, the film was rare.


  1. ^ http://tech.mit.edu/V109/N28/looks.28a.html
  2. ^ Hattenstone, Simon (15 October 2016). "Ken Loach: 'If you're not angry, what kind of person are you?'". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 

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