Kramer vs. Kramera
Kramer vs. Kramer is a 1979 American drama starring Dustin Hoffman. The film was nominated for nine Oscars, and won five of them: the Oscar for the best film, the Oscar for the best director, the Oscar for the best leading actor - Dustin Hoffman, the Oscar for the best supporting actress - Meryl Streep, and the Oscar for the best screenplay. The film won the Golden Globes for the aforementioned categories, while it did not win a single BAFTA award, although it was nominated for six. It also won the "Cesar" award for the best foreign film.
Plot of the movie
Set in Manhattan, the film opens when marketing expert Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) returns home after a wildly successful day at work to find his wife Joanna (Meryl Streep) packing her bags and leaving him. He neglected her to some extent, but her problems are of a deeper nature.
Highly educated and talented, she spent six years as a housewife taking care of their six-year-old son Billy (Justin Henry) and neglected herself and her desires. She has to "find herself" so she leaves and leaves her husband to take care of their son for a change. Ted goes through a phase of anger, sadness and disbelief, and then slowly accepts the new situation.
He has no idea how his wife prepares breakfast or how he takes his son to school, he basically doesn't know him at all, but Billy soon teaches him everything. And just when the two manage to get their lives back to normal, Joana returns and asks for custody of the child.
Kramer vs. Kramer on IMDb (Language: English)