Oskar's Dress

by Hüseyin Tabak

A heartwarming story about an overwhelmed father who runs up against his own limits of acceptance with his child's fundamental search for identity. Told with courage, honesty, and humorous nuances.

Ever since Ben has been living apart from his ex-wife Mira and their children Oskar and Erna, his life has fallen apart. Alone in his semidetached house, he drags himself through sleepless nights and starts the day with muesli and beer. Unexpectedly, Ben gets a second chance to prove that he can be a good father: when the heavily pregnant Mira is in hospital, his children temporarily move in with him. However, things don't go quite according to plan. Ben realizes as he opens the suitcases. Because there it is: Oskar‘s dress. And with this innocent dress, Ben and his conventionally messed-up family embark on an adventure at the end of which everything is different – and no one is the same anymore.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 102 minutes
Original title
Oskars Kleid
directed by
Hüseyin Tabak
director of photography
Daniel Gottschalk
screenplay by
Florian David Fitz
produced by
Pantaleon Films and Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany in co-production with ERFTTAL Film.
  • Lauri
  • Florian David Fitz (VINCENT WANTS TO SEA)
  • Senta Berger (WELCOME TO GERMANY)
  • Kida Khodr Ramadan (4 BLOCKS)
  • Ava Petsch
  • Marie Burchard (You Will Not Have My Hate)

Press Quotes

"OSKAR'S DRESS is an exceptionally charming, cleverly constructed and often very funny movie."
Der Spiegel

"A light-footed lesson about acceptance and tolerance."
TV Spielfilm

"A German big-screen comedy that tells of the hardships of plausible people in an intelligent, touching and often squealingly funny way - this feat succeeds"
Spiegel Bestseller

"See it in the cinema because the contemporary story with great actors sensitively and humorously celebrates the courage to be and live the way you want!"
TV Movie

Selected Festivals & Awards

OUTshine Film Festival (Formerly the MiFo LGBT Film Festival) Fort Lauderdale | Audience Award | awarded
Bambi Awards | Best Film (National) | awarded