“Our Father” is said to have one of the most disturbing storylines ever created by Netflix. It is a real-life documentary, so identifying the crime in the series as a real one, is a bit difficult for people to watch, however, it makes a strong point about the existence of such horrific incidents. The story revolves around Dr. Donald Cline, a fertility doctor. As the story unveils itself, we get to know how the doctor uses their sperm to inseminate the patients at his clinic. The period is set in the 1970s-80s in the region of Indianapolis, where the doctor replaced the sperm donors’ sperm with their own.
Netflix released the official trailer for the movie on 14th April 2022. The trailer showed the story of a fertility doctor, who tried to play God for more than a decade. He was a respected well-known person in his community, who was held in high regard. It was in 2014, that his secrets were tried to be revealed.
The trailer also showed a mother who planned on telling her husband that their child was not his, which revealed that the doctor had also tried to replace the husband’s sperm with his own. The trailer does not clear, how many of the cases have been out there, but it says more than 50. However, the crime couldn’t be placed in a particular category and was described as a ‘sick’ game of Dr. Cline. Although this person had put his sperm inside a lot of women, without their knowledge or consent, they weren’t able to put crime down in the sexual harassment area. The movie was released on 11th May.
The cast of the movie includes Donald Cline, the fertility doctor, Jacoba Ballard, the first sibling who tried to find their father and registered about 3000 matches, Jan Shore as one of Cline’s patients, Debbie Pierce who is Jacoba’s mother, Robert Clover who is another patient of Dr. Cline, Diana Kiesher who is a patient of Dr. Cline, Liz White who is another patient, Angela Ganote, a FOX59 reporter and also the representation of several siblings like Julie Harmon, Jason Hyatt, etc.
Watch It or Skip It?
If you have taken an interest in watching true-crime series, this could be an interesting use of time. While the movie presents a terrible crime at the hands of a doctor, it also tries to spread awareness regarding the existence of such happenings. It is a definite watch-it movie that might need a bit of break in between to be relieved from the intensity of the crime.
The director of the movie is Lucie Jordan who had also created Taken at birth, based on the story of a Georgian doctor, Dr.Hicks who used to sell illegal black market babies at the back of his clinic. Our father, adds to the intensity of the presence of God’s complexity in doctors.