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Winter Sleepers (1997)
"Winterschläfer" (original title)

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Beautiful blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend, ski instructor Marco, in a small mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Rene, a cinema projectionist, steals Marco's ... See full summary »

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Rebecca
Marie-Lou Sellem ...
Laura
Josef Bierbichler ...
Theo
Agathe Taffertshofer ...
Theos Frau Edith
Sophia Dirscherl ...
Theos Tochter Marita (as Sofia Dirscherl)
Laura Tonke ...
Nina
Sebastian Schipper ...
Otto
Werner Schnitzer ...
Chefarzt
Saskia Vester ...
Schwester Anna
Robert Meyer ...
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Beautiful blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend, ski instructor Marco, in a small mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Rene, a cinema projectionist, steals Marco's car while in a daze and gets into a car crash with local farmer Theo, whose daughter, after being in coma for a time, dies. Rene suffers from partial short term memory loss and starts a relationship with Laura. Meanwhile Marco is looking for the man who stole his car and Theo - for the man who killed his daughter... Written by JRS <jruizs@prodigy.net.mx>

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En kærlighedsthriller af Tom Tykwer [Denmark] See more »


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Winter Sleepers  »

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$21,818 (USA) (17 March 2000)

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$316,431 (USA) (25 August 2000)
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When Marco is falling, the parachute on his back is clearly visible. See more »

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Desert Equations
from "Made to Measure Vol. 8"
Written by Richard Horowitz
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Slow But Beautiful Looking Coincidences
8 October 2005 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

I went to see "Winter Sleepers (Winterschläfer)" only because it's the same director as "Run Lola Run," though it turned out to be pre-"Lola."

It plays with the same theme of coincidences, though not with "what if's" of Lola or "Sliding Doors" or others in the genre. Rather, the audience knows what connects random people together to understand the misunderstandings and connections.

It's slow at spots (too much stuff that's almost French movie satires of a couple not looking at each other and smoking away) but the directing otherwise is very non-Hollywood intriguing, swooping and looking in at such odd angles, creating tension from a neat VERY unpredictable plot involving basically five or so people in a beautiful Bavaria.

I had no idea the German Alps could be so breathtakingly beautiful -- absolutely terrific stunts that will look puny if you see it on cable or video.

The pop soundtrack is again in English, but the director co-wrote the ambient music that is also used very-non-Hollywood in how it comments and builds up on the tension.

It's a bit long but a nice relief from too many Hollywood movies.(originally written 4/23/2000)


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