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Schlafkrankheit (2011)

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Credited cast:
Pierre Bokma ... Ebbo Velten
Jean-Christophe Folly ... Alex Nzila
Jenny Schily ... Vera Velten
Hippolyte Girardot ... Gaspard Signac
Maria Elise Miller Maria Elise Miller ... Helen Velten
Sava Lolov Sava Lolov ... Elia Todorov
Francis Noukiatchom Francis Noukiatchom ... Dr. Monese
Ali Mvondo Roland Ali Mvondo Roland ... Ruhemba
Isacar Yinkou Isacar Yinkou ... Joseph
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ali Barkai Ali Barkai ... Jean-Marie
Essono Enyeque Essono Enyeque ... 2. Jagdführer
Thierry Hancisse ... Gabor
Leonie Kranzle Leonie Kranzle ... Jenny
Celestin Marie Celestin Marie ... 1. Jagdführer
Nathalie Richard ... Eva


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German | French | Dutch

Release Date:

23 June 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La maladie du sommeil See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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For true Africa lovers
31 March 2012 | by jppignolSee all my reviews

This is one of the best movie ever made on Africa. There is a lot of the personal experience of the author, but the subtle is elsewhere. On the first degree the viewer should just let himself dive into the African landscape. This is the true Africa. Nothing in common with the Hollywoodian and fake landscape of Blood Diamond. On the second degree the movie is mute. No strong sentence, scarce references (the scene on the structural adjustment defended by a IMF specialist) and as it seems very diluted story. I found the beauty of the movie to be at a higher level. This is a story about the root of misunderstanding between Europe and Africa. A European character become a 'real' African, a 'fou d'Afrique", completely misunderstood by a French of African ascent. The movie is about the culture clash which has nothing to do with the colour of the skin. You should look at the movie with this in mind. Absolutely brilliant!

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