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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rene
Marie-Lou Sellem ... Laura
... Marco
... Rebecca
... Theo
Agathe Taffertshofer ... Theos Frau
Sophia Dirscherl ... Theos Tochter (as Sofia Dirscherl)
Simon Donatz ... Theos Sohn
Jakob Donatz ... Theos Sohn
... Nina
Werner Schnitzer ... Chefarzt
... 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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Winter Sleepers  »

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Opening Weekend:

DEM 36,414 (Germany), 2 January 1998, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,818, 19 March 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$316,431, 27 August 2000
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When Marco is falling, the parachute on his back is clearly visible. See more »

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Referenced in Memento (2000) See more »

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For Eight Cellos
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by I Fiamminghi / Rudolf Werthen
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Enthralling.... Thank you Tom Tykwer for making this film!
23 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Odd how everyone's perception of film is different. I thought this film was fantastic - good acting and characters, fantastic story, beautiful camerawork, excellent music.... etc etc

This film shows that you can still make a unique, original film without stuffing EVERYTHING down the viewers throat. It has the most excellent circularity to it where everyone gets exactly what is coming to them. It is funny, dark, depressing, enthralling, and overall, satisfying.


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