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Are you sleeping, brother Jakob? (2018)

A personal film about grief and farewell, about serenity and arrival as well as reunion and retrieval.


Stefan Bohun


Stefan Bohun, David Bohun (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Lília Mafalda Lopes da Silva Ribeiro Lília Mafalda Lopes da Silva Ribeiro ... Herself
Matthias Bohun Matthias Bohun ... Himself
Jakob Bohun Jakob Bohun ... Himself
Johannes Bohun Johannes Bohun ... Himself
Stefan Bohun Stefan Bohun ... Himself
David Bohun David Bohun ... Himself


Jakob took his life. He had emigrated to Portugal, yet was stricken with homesickness and longing. Two years later in Brother Jakob, Are You Sleeping? his four brothers, including director Stefan Bohun, take a trip into the past. Their different memories about the late brother gradually shape a family portrait in which everyone, even as adults, has had yet to find their place. Brother Jakob, Are You Sleeping? is a very considerate, personal film about both farewell and reunion. The scattered archival footage, showing the brothers as children and teens - on mountain tops in summer, swimming together, wildly dancing and cavoting - impart an unforeseen levity. The search starts in the Tyrolean valley Lareintal and eventually ends in a hotel room in Porto with the realisation that this is not particularly a film about sadness but the necessity of grief. And about finding those who accompany us in life.

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Family, Brotherhood, Suicide, Grief,





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German | Portuguese

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruder Jakob, schläfst du noch? See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mischief Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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