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Winter Sleepers (1997)

Winterschläfer (original title)
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Setting in a small mountain town, a man, looking for revenge because of his daughter's accidentally killing, mistakenly track out a young couple, troubling with their ordinary life problems.

Director:

Tom Tykwer

Writers:

Anne-Françoise Pyszora (novel), Anne-Françoise Pyszora (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Matthes ... Rene
Marie-Lou Sellem Marie-Lou Sellem ... Laura
Heino Ferch ... Marco
Floriane Daniel ... Rebecca
Josef Bierbichler ... Theo
Agathe Taffertshofer Agathe Taffertshofer ... Theos Frau
Sophia Dirscherl Sophia Dirscherl ... Theos Tochter (as Sofia Dirscherl)
Simon Donatz Simon Donatz ... Theos Sohn
Jakob Donatz Jakob Donatz ... Theos Sohn
Laura Tonke ... Nina
Werner Schnitzer Werner Schnitzer ... Chefarzt
Sebastian Schipper ... Otto
Robert Meyer Robert Meyer ... Polizist
Harry Täschner Harry Täschner ... Gerichtsvollzieher
Walter Anichhofer Walter Anichhofer ... Souffleur
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Storyline

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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When Marco is falling, the parachute on his back is clearly visible. See more »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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For Eight Cellos
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by I Fiamminghi / Rudolf Werthen
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Almost perfectly edited piece of art
15 May 2000 | by Starbuck-2See all my reviews

Winter Sleepers, a film Tom Tykwer made before his brilliant Run Lola Run, shows some of his development. A few of the more dramatic shots were things he tried here first. From a technical point of view, the work is excellent: editing, photography, lighting, music, sets and locations were all beautifully delivered. At times, that's enough, but this is both an unrelentingly down story and it's probably about 25 minutes too long...a rough combination. I'm glad to have seen it; I enjoy Tykwer's vision and technical crispness; he knows how to grab your attention powerfully without resorting to cloying tricks like Spielberg. On the other hand, there aren't many people I would recommend Winter Sleepers to. Great work, so-so outcome.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 October 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter Sleepers See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,818, 19 March 2000

Gross USA:

$323,041

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$323,041
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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