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Brother of Sleep (1995)
"Schlafes Bruder" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  13 September 1996 (USA)
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In the beginning of the 19th century, Johannes Elias Alder is born in a small village in the Austrian mountains. While growing up he is considered strange by the other villagers and ... See full summary »

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Paulus Manker ...
Oskar
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Detlef Bothe ...
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Eva Mattes ...
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Lena Stolze ...
Oskarin
Heinz Emigholz ...
Haintz
Regina Fritsch ...
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In the beginning of the 19th century, Johannes Elias Alder is born in a small village in the Austrian mountains. While growing up he is considered strange by the other villagers and discovers his love to music, especially to playing the organ at the local church. After experiencing an "acoustic wonder", his eye color changes and he can hear even the most subtle sounds. Elias falls in platonic love with Elsbeth, the sister of Peter, a neighbor's son, who has loving feelings towards Elias ever since. After Elsbeth marries someone else, Elias (aged 22) decides to end his life by not sleeping anymore. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Wer liebt, schläft nicht.

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Rated R for violent and disturbing images, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Komm O Tod, 'Du Schlafes Bruder'
From Choral No. 56 "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen"
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Recorded at
Arco Studios München
Cap à pie Studios Neutraubling
In the mountains of the Salzkammergut
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Delirious Nonsense
1 August 1999 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie after reading the back of the box at the video store. It sounded like an interesting movie. Some beautiful scenery and some good music helps set the background for this movie, but unfortunately there's absolutely nothing in the foreground. This movie bounces from one delirious notion to the next, never getting a firm grip on anything. Odd camera work and almost laughably poor sound effects make the movie all the more confusing. There is a moment of interest later in the movie when lives are in danger, but that is quickly extinguished (in more way than one). This movie goes nowhere, and accomplishes nothing. There is only one part in the film that I thought was cool, and it lasted about 10 seconds. This movie is simply not worth your time.


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