Fatherland AKA Singing the Blues in Red (Blu-ray) Indicator Ltd


Ken Loach collaborated with playwright Trevor Griffiths (Comedians) for this underseen political drama about an East German protest singer (played by Gerulf Pannach) who emigrates to the West when he falls foul of the authorities. He arrives to much interest from the media – and a potentially lucrative record contract – but wishes only to be able to perform his songs, and to find his father, another exile, who had left his home country during the 1953 East German uprising.

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Special Features


High Definition remaster
Original mono audio
Language Barriers (2021, 7 mins): editor Jonathan Morris discusses his first feature-film collaboration with Ken Loach
Talk About Work (1971, 16 mins): Loach’s documentary on youth employment, made for the Central Office of Information and photographed by Chris Menges
Right to Work March (1972, 43 mins): campaign film documenting a five-week protest march from Glasgow to London that saw the participation of a number of cultural figures, including Loach and other filmmakers
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
Original shooting script
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Frank Collins, an archival interview with Ken Loach, an extract from Loach on Loach, an overview of contemporary critical responses, new writing on the documentary films, and film credits
UK premiere on Blu-ray
Limited edition of 3,000 copies