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Winter Sleepers (1997) More at IMDbPro »Winterschläfer (original title)

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Release Date:
30 October 1997 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Ein Liebesthriller. See more »
Plot:
Beautiful blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend, ski instructor Marco, in a small mountain villa owned by her friend... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
8 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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The Cycle of Life Through the Lives of Five Persons See more (48 total) »

Cast

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Ulrich Matthes ... Rene
Marie-Lou Sellem ... Laura

Heino Ferch ... Marco

Floriane Daniel ... Rebecca
Josef Bierbichler ... Theo
Agathe Taffertshofer ... Theos Frau Edith
Sophia Dirscherl ... Theos Tochter Marita (as Sofia Dirscherl)
Simon Donatz ... Theos Sohn Peter
Laura Tonke ... Nina
Werner Schnitzer ... Chefarzt
Sebastian Schipper ... Otto
Robert Meyer ... Keibl
Harry Täschner ... Kuhn
Walter Anichhofer ... Souffleur
Martin Leutgeb ... Polizist
Melanie Palmberger ... Ninas Freundin
Michaela Prahauser ... Ninas Freundin
Peter Arp ... Mann am Unfallort
Caroline Richards ... Barkeeperin
Swantje Matthaei ... Alexa
Noushin Diehl ... Das Baby
Anne-Françoise Pyszora ... Kitsch-Erzählerin
Saskia Vester ... Schwester Anna
René Schönenberger ... Gerd (as Rene Schoenenberger)

Directed by
Tom Tykwer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anne-Françoise Pyszora  novel "Expense of Spirit"
Anne-Françoise Pyszora  screenplay
Tom Tykwer 

Produced by
Stefan Arndt .... producer
Maria Köpf .... executive producer
Niko von Glasow .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Reinhold Heil 
Johnny Klimek 
Tom Tykwer 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Griebe 
 
Film Editing by
Katja Dringenberg 
 
Casting by
An Dorthe Braker 
 
Production Design by
Alexander Manasse 
 
Art Direction by
Uli Hanisch 
 
Costume Design by
Aphrodite Kondos 
 
Production Management
Milanka Comfort .... production manager
Torsten Künstler .... set production manager
Ralph Strachwitz .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
François Doge .... second unit director
Sebastian Fahr-Brix .... assistant director (as Sebastian Fahr)
 
Art Department
Gregor Hees .... painter
Andrea Kessler .... on-set propmaster
Petra Klimek .... property master
John Rawsthorn .... painter
 
Sound Department
Günther Friedhoff .... sound technician
Dirk Jacob .... sound editor
Matthias Lempert .... sound
Arno Wilms .... sound
Antje Zynga .... sound editor
Gunther Kortwich .... sound equipment provider (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Nastuh Abootalebi .... digital artist
Manfred Büttner .... visual effects production manager
George Maihöfer .... digital artist
Andreas Schellenberg .... visual effects
Thomas Tannenberger .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Riccardo Brunner .... steadicam operator
Bernd Spauke .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elena Wegner .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Antje Zynga .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Stefan Broedner .... music consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Winterschläfer" - Germany (original title)
"Wintersleepers" - Europe (English title)
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Runtime:
122 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The characters are color-coded.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Marco is falling, the parachute on his back is clearly visible.See more »
Movie Connections:
References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cantus in Memory of Benjamin BrittenSee more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Cycle of Life Through the Lives of Five Persons, 28 August 2004
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This movie pictures the life of five characters connect by a car accident in a snowing road, provoked by the projectionist Rene (Ulrich Matthes) and the broken farmer Theo (Josef Bierbichler). Rene is a kind of melancholic intellectual, who has amnesia problem and takes picture of the most important events of his life to recall them. One night he drinks too much and steals the car of the ski trainer Marco (Heino Ferch) just for fun. Due to a lack of attention of Theo on the road, there is a dreadful accident, when his young daughter is seriously hurt in the head. She is sent to a hospital without the necessary resources for such a case, but she is unable to be transferred to another suitable place due to the bad weather and her conditions. The nurse in charge of the young girl is Laura (Marie-Lou Sellen), an anorexic woman full of problems and inferiority complex due to her body, who lives in a house inherited from her grandmother with her friend Rebecca (the delicious and sexy Floriane Daniel). Rebecca works in translation, usually wears red colored clothes and has a kind of engagement (indeed their relationship is limited to sex) with Marco. He is a typical unfaithful male man, sexually chasing the women trained by him and being an empty person. The story is a kind of metaphor with the cycle of life, through the lives of five persons with different attitudes and behavior, who are linked by an incident, having death and birth but with life going on. The direction and the performance of the cast are excellent and the photography is wonderful. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Winter Sleepers – Inverno Quente' (`Winter Sleepers – Hot Winter')

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