|Richard Brzostek - 04/07/2008
Michal Sulecki (Boguslaw Linda) is a cameraman that isn\'t the best husband or father because he drinks and is a womanizer. He comes home one day to find his wife Ewa (Dorota Segda) wants a divorce. He is shocked and upset with this news and wants to mend his marriage. Although he is largely to blame for the fact that his marriage fell apart, he desperately wants to correct his ways.
Michal finds the courts are unsympathetic to his desire to play a part in his daughter\'s life. To make things worse, his mother-in-law is a control freak that is the cause behind much of the trouble between the couple. His lawyer (Krystyna Janda) and new friend Cezary Kujawski (Cezary Pazura) from a father\'s rights group give him some support dealing with his situation.
Ewa becomes increasing mentally unstable after she separates from her husband. During the custody trail, she snaps and the court sends her into psychiatric care. Rather than assign custody of the girl to the father, the court gives custody to the mother-in-law who the girl hardly knows. Trying to do the best for his daughter, the father kidnaps her. Michal, Ewa and mother-in-law all struggle for custody of the girl.
I think \"Tato\" is one of the best Polish films from the 1990s. It has a great mixture of drama, suspense and humor to lighten the mood. The story is believable and the actors brilliantly portray the tense emotions in this movie.
\"Tato\" is directed by Maciej Slesicki, who also directed the hit \"Sara.\" I would say the film is rated \"PG-13\" by American standards and is a great watch for just about everyone because despite being a serious movie, it has a lot of humor and some action along the way.
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