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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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Slow But Beautiful Looking Coincidences See more (48 total) »

Cast

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Ulrich Matthes ... Rene

Heino Ferch ... Marco

Floriane Daniel ... 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 ... Keibl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Donatz ... Peter (uncredited)
René Schönenberger ... Gerd (uncredited)
Harry Täschner ... Kuhn (uncredited)
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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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Revealing mistakes: When Marco is falling, the parachute on his back is clearly visible.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Slow But Beautiful Looking Coincidences, 8 October 2005
Author: noralee from Queens, NY

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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