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Winter Sleepers (1997)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rene
Marie-Lou Sellem ...
Laura
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Marco
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Rebecca
Josef Bierbichler ...
Theo
Agathe Taffertshofer ...
Theos Frau
Sophia Dirscherl ...
Theos Tochter (as Sofia Dirscherl)
Simon Donatz ...
Theos Sohn
Jakob Donatz ...
Theos Sohn
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Nina
Werner Schnitzer ...
Chefarzt
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Otto
Robert Meyer ...
Polizist
Harry Täschner ...
Gerichtsvollzieher
Walter Anichhofer ...
Souffleur
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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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30 October 1997 (Germany)  »

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Winter Sleepers  »

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DEM 36,414 (Germany) (2 January 1998)

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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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References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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Written by Arvo Pärt
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Hypnotic, powerful ride
24 June 2001 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

I have to disagree with the other rather lengthy comment made by a viewer in Germany. This film is hypnotic, powerful and satisfying. One has to be in the right mood for this film. It takes it's time. It is surrounded by snow and muted colors (except one character, Rebecca, is always in red - even her car is red). In a dreamlike state, this film will take you into four different people's lives and see how they intersect through the tragedy of a car accident. I think Twyker is extremely gifted with how he tells a story visually and I was a big fan of his Run Lola Run. He obviously has an attraction to stories about destiny and fate and how life is full of little decisions and moments that mold us or damage us in a blink of the eye. Very well acted film also.


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