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House of the Sleeping Beauties (2006)

Das Haus der schlafenden Schönen (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 14 November 2008 (USA)
Still mourning the loss of his beloved wife and daughter in a horrendous car accident, a reclusive sexagenarian decides to visit a rather peculiar and secretive brothel.

Director:

Vadim Glowna

Writers:

Vadim Glowna, Yasunari Kawabata (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna ... Edmond
Angela Winkler ... Madame
Maximilian Schell ... Kogi / Edmond's friend
Birol Ünel ... Herr Gold / Treiber-Driver
Mona Glass Mona Glass ... Sekretärin
Marina Weis Marina Weis ... Hausmädchen
Benjamin Cabuk Benjamin Cabuk ... Bänkelsänger
Peter Luppa Peter Luppa ... Prediger
Maxime Foerste Maxime Foerste ... Maxime
Benjamin Seidel Benjamin Seidel ... Benni
Raymond Tarabay ... Pall Bearer
Jacqueline Le Saunier Jacqueline Le Saunier ... Schlafende Schöne 1 / Sleeping beauty 1
Babet Mader Babet Mader ... Schlafende Schöne 2 / Sleeping beauty 2
Maria Burghardt Maria Burghardt ... Schlafende Schöne 3 / Sleeping beauty 3
Linda Elsner Linda Elsner ... Schlafende Schöne 4 / Sleeping beauty 4
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Storyline

Edmond, a man in his sixties whose wife has recently passed away, is told about a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside beautiful, sleeping young women, who stretch, roll over and dream, but never awaken. Bedazzled by their seductive yet innocent tenderness, but distressed about the reason for their deep sleep, he delves into the mystery of the house of sleeping beauties. Written by First Run Features

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Taglines:

The Psychology of Eroticism on Vivid Display.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of the Sleeping Beauties See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,535, 16 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,509
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the book "Nemureru Bijo" by Yasunari Kawabata. See more »

Quotes

Edmond: An angel escorts me to eternal rest. It is done...
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Version of Bellas durmientes (2001) See more »

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Lux Aeterna
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Lacks of intensity
23 October 2006 | by ThekingofdudesSee all my reviews

I saw this movie tonight at a preview and was merely bored with it. "The House of sleeping beauties" is a German remake of the Japanese movie "Nemureru bijo" and the third film adaption of the book by Yasunari Kawabata. The story follows a man in his sixties, who lost his wife and daughter. Depressed by this loss, he's introduced to a very special woman who offers him a night with a beautiful girl. The tricky thing is, the girl is sleeping and can not be awaken.

I do not neglect that this story (and film) have a great sense of philosophy, but Vadir Glowna (who's the leading actor, too) does not manage to create an intensive atmosphere. The bad acting of every actor - excluding Schell maybe - leads to a very poor credibility of the characters. Even good lines are poorly recited, without passion and feeling.

What's left to say is, that you can argue, if you like Kawabata's story or not - anyway, Glowna's film does not pay Kawabata tribute.


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