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Sleeping Sickness (2011)

Schlafkrankheit (original title)
A German doctor (Pierre Bokma) battling Sleeping Sickness in rural Cameroon fears that he will be a stranger in his own country as the end of his post draws near, and he prepares to move ... See full summary »

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Ulrich Köhler

Writer:

Ulrich Köhler (screenplay)
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Cast

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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A German doctor (Pierre Bokma) battling Sleeping Sickness in rural Cameroon fears that he will be a stranger in his own country as the end of his post draws near, and he prepares to move back home with his wistful wife, and their teenage daughter. Written by camse

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Germany | France | Netherlands

Language:

German | French | Dutch

Release Date:

23 June 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La maladie du sommeil See more »

Filming Locations:

Cameroon

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,317
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Africa from a different angle...
10 July 2013 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

It is an art movie. Africa, the first thing pop out into our mind is jungles and wild animals. Whole story takes place in different remote areas of an African country, Cameroon. Where European doctors sent to treat the people who are suffering from sleeping sickness.

Lot like the story divides into two episodes, one was about the European doctors and their life style far from home and their relationship with family and people around them. The second one shows the beauty of the true Africas natural environment. There is a tiny twist at the end like a commercial movies. This movie is not for everyone but definitely feel good movie!


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