Winter Sleepers


2h 4m 1997

Brief Synopsis

In a small skiing village in the mountains of Germany, winter has descended on its inhabitants. Laura is a nurse and aspiring actress who lives with Rebecca, a translator. Rebecca is currently involved with handsome ski instructor Marco, who has lately been sinking further and further into the couch

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Reveurs, Reveurs, Vinterdröm, Winterschlaefer, Winterschlafer, Wintersleepers
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Arte; Bavaria Media Gmbh; Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Filmfernsehfonds Bayern; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr); X-Filme Creative Pool
Distribution Company
WINSTAR/WINSTAR CINEMA; Acacias Cine Audience; CinTart; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Winstar Cinema

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

In a small skiing village in the mountains of Germany, winter has descended on its inhabitants. Laura is a nurse and aspiring actress who lives with Rebecca, a translator. Rebecca is currently involved with handsome ski instructor Marco, who has lately been sinking further and further into the couch in front of his TV. On the perimeter is Rene, a projectionist at the local movie theater, who deals with his lack of short term memory by constantly photographing the world around him. Not far away, lives local farmer Theo, a man struggling to keep his family happy and fed. One day he heads out with a horse in a trailer hitched to the back of his car. Also in the trailer, hiding, is his young daughter who stowed away without permission. On a slippery road, things are about to change. A chain reaction has begun, a door has been opened, and the hand of fate has entered the game as an invisible player...

Crew

Nastuh Abootalebi

Domino Scanning/Recording-Digital Special Effects

Stefan Arndt

Producer

Florian Bayerl

Costume Supervisor

Willy Boeykens

Camera Operator-Freefall Stunt Unit

An Dorthe Braker

Casting

Ricardo Brunner

Steadicam Operator

Manfred Buettner

Production Manager-Digital Special Effects

Volkhard Buff

Stunt Coordinator-Car/Tree Stunt Unit

Peter Buhler

Other

Milanka Comfort

Production Manager

Tanja Daberitz

Assistant Director

Sussan Deihim

Song Performer ("Desert Equations" From "Made To Measure Vol 8")

Francois Dodge

Stunt Coordinator-Ski/Freefall Stunt Unit

Katja Dringenberg

Editor

Andy Duff

Camera Operator-Freefall Stunt Unit

Thomas Erhart

Camera Operator-Skiing Stunt Unit

Sebastian Fahr

Camera Operator-Skiing Stunt Unit

Sebastian Fahr

Assistant Director

I Fiamminghi

Song Performer ("For Strings And Percussion" "For Eight Cellos")

Tiertraining Filmtiere Simbeck

Dog Handler

Christoph Frutiger

Camera Operator-Paraglide

Frank Griebe

Director Of Photography

Frank Griebe

Camera Operator-Helicopter

Frank Griebe

Dp/Cinematographer

Josh Haden

Song ("Untitled No 1")

Uli Hanisch

Bergvilla Art Director

Reinhold Heil

Music

Reinhold Heil

Song ("Babyloon")

Gebhard Henke

Commissioning Editor (Wdr)

Herr Holler

Technical Advisor

Richard Horowitz

Song

Richard Horowitz

Song Performer ("Desert Equations" From "Made To Measure Vol 8")

Christian Iserner

Sound Effects Recordist

Dirk W Jacob

Sound Design

Keith Jarrett

Song Perforemer ("Fratres" "For Piano & Violin" From "Tabula Rose)

Henning Jessel

Camera Operator-Skiing Stunt Unit

Nicole Kellerhals

Commissioning Editor (Mdr)

Constantin Kesting

Dp/Cinematographer

Constantin Kesting

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Michael Klausen

Steadicam Operator

Johnny Klimek

Music

Johnny Klimek

Song ("Babyloon")

Aphrodite Kondos

Costume Designer

Maria Kopf

Production Supervisor

Daniel Koppelkamm

Steadicam Operator

Gideon Kremer

Song Perforemer ("Fratres" "For Piano & Violin" From "Tabula Rose)

Christian Kuntsler

Digital Artist-Digital Special Effects

Torsten Kuntsler

Unit Production Manager (Set)

Matthias Lempert

Sound Re-Recording

Matthias Lempert

Sound Design

Iris Lengauer

Digital Retouching-Digital Special Effects

Heinz Ludwig

Other

Heinz Ludwig

Special Effects

George Maihofer

Digital Artist-Digital Special Effects

Alexander Manasse

Production Designer

Sabine Manthey

Commissioning Editor (Mdr)

Wim Mertens

Song ("Tourtour" From "Struggle For Pleasure" "No Plans No Projects" From "Educes Me")

Margrit Neufink

Makeup

Frank Neumann

Make-Up-Ski/Freefall Stunt Unit

Jekaterina Oertal

Makeup

Stephan Osterburg

3d Computer Animation (Alias)-Digital Special Effect)

Arvo Part

Songs ("Fratres" "For Piano & Violin" From "Tabula Rosa" "For Strings And Percussion" "For Eight Cellos" "Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten" From "Tabula Rosa")

Doug Philip

3d Computer Animation (Softimage)-Digital Special Effect)

Joern Poetzl

Sound Effects

Anne-francoise Pyszora

Source Material (From Novel)

Anne-francoise Pyszora

Screenwriter

Ralph Remstedt

Unit Production Manager

Andreas Schellenberg

Domino Scanning/Recording/Titles-Digital Special Effects

Ulrike Schmidt

Script Supervisor

Gregor Schnitzler

Dp/Cinematographer

Gregor Schnitzler

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Andreas Schreitmuller

Commissioning Editor (Arte)

Claudius Schulz

Graphic Artist-Digital Special Effects

Joachim Schulz

Matte Artist

Stefan Seitz

Ski/Frefall Stunt Unit

Thomas Tannenberg

Special Effects Supervisor-Digital Special Effects

Thomas Tannenberger

Special Effects Supervisor

Tom Tykwer

Music

Tom Tykwer

Screenwriter

Tom Tykwer

Location Producer

Andreas Volzing

Sound Effects Editor

Theo Von Atzigan

Helicopter Pilot

Gerard Von Halem

Production Consultant

Ralph Von Strachwitz

Additional Unit Production Manager

Jovanka Von Willsdorf

Song ("Babyloon")

Elena Wegner

Wardrobe

Herbert Wendlinger

Skiing Trainer

Das Werk

Other

Das Werk

Digital Special Effects

Rudolph Werthen

Song Performer ("For Strings And Percussion" "For Eight Cellos")

Harry Wiessenhaan

Other

Thomas Wilk

End Titles

Arno Wilms

Production Mixer

Antje Zynga

Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Reveurs, Reveurs, Vinterdröm, Winterschlaefer, Winterschlafer, Wintersleepers
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Arte; Bavaria Media Gmbh; Film und Medienstiftung NRW; Filmfernsehfonds Bayern; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr); X-Filme Creative Pool
Distribution Company
WINSTAR/WINSTAR CINEMA; Acacias Cine Audience; CinTart; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Winstar Cinema

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (international competition) in Greece November 21-30, 1997.

Sophomore directorial feature for Tom Tykwer, who debuted with "Deadly Maria" (Germany/1994).

1998.

Released in United States 1997 (Awarded best director and best art direction (Alexander Manasse) at the 1997 Gijon International Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1997 (Awarded FIPRESCI jury prize at the 1997 Thessaloniki Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States Spring March 17, 2000 (NY)

Released in United States April 7, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 6-16, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) October 8-15, 1998.)

Nominated for Best Feature Film, Best Director, and Supporting Actor at the 1998 German Film Awards.

Winner of the VGF Award at the 1998 bavarian Film Awards.

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States April 7, 2000

Released in United States August 1997

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States on Video November 7, 2000

Released in United States Spring March 17, 2000

Awarded best director and best art direction (Alexander Manasse) at the 1997 Gijon International Film Festival.

Awarded FIPRESCI jury prize at the 1997 Thessaloniki Film Festival.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) October 8-15, 1998.

Shown at Filmfest DC in Washington, DC April 22 - May 3,

Shown at Gijon International Film Festival in Spain November 21-28, 1997.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (in competition) August 6-16, 1997.

Released in United States on Video November 7, 2000

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown in New York City (MoMA) as part of program "Recent Films from Germany" November 1-16, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (international competition) in Greece November 21-30, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at Gijon International Film Festival in Spain November 21-28, 1997.)