“A Father's Job” is a narrative short film about the fate of fictional Jewish character named Anna Friedrich. Married to her German husband Johann she lives an ordinary life until Hitler's takover in 1933.
While Johann has to go to war after he is drafted, Anna and daughter Helga stay at home. Despite her status as a privileged Jew, due to the mixed marriage, she is subjected to increasing humiliation and loneliness.
Once he’s home, Johann learns that Anna commited suicide and that Helga was brought to his mother in the countryside. Step by step connections become apparent and result in an overall view that doesn't just comes up with an unexpected counterpart but also turns temporal orientation upside down.
With a final length (including closing credits) of 19 minutes 45 seconds and 5 frames, the film commemorates of the liberation of Germany through the allies in May 1945.