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Winterstilte (2008)

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A widow and her four daughters, tormented by years of mourning encounter mysterious deer-men who change their existence.

Director:

Sonja Wyss

Writer:

Sonja Wyss (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Gerda Zangger Gerda Zangger ... Widow
Sandra Utzinger ... Daughter
Brigitta Weber Brigitta Weber ... Daughter
Katalin Liptak Katalin Liptak ... Daughter
Sarah Spale Sarah Spale ... Daughter (as Sarah Bühlmann)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Imahorn Claude Imahorn ... Kissing deermen
Werner Imhoff Werner Imhoff ... Father
Eleonore Jensch Eleonore Jensch ... Young girl
Tobias Perren Tobias Perren ... Jester
Alwin Sarbach Alwin Sarbach ... Kissing Deermen
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A man, a woman and their four daughters live in a log cabin in a snowed-in village that lies jammed between high rocky mountains. The catholic belief and strong belief in sagas has a great influence on their daily lives. After an accident whereby the man dies, the woman and their adult daughters are left behind in mourning. At that moment the atmosphere of the film becomes dreamy. A sort of winter sleep. Deermen appear. They are figures who determine the duration of the mourning period. The widow wants to be remarried for quite some time, because a life in the mountains is too difficult for a woman alone with four daughters. The deermen have no intention to end the mourning period, as they have a secret affair with her daughters. And as soon as they would "release" the widow, would the daughters be allowed to marry. Separate from the other characters is an 11 year old girl. She symbolizes innocence. The girl lies asleep in a simple room. A snow owl sits in the open window and looks ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 March 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter Silence See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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