• Winter Sleepers (1997)

Winter Sleepers

Release Date: March 17th, 1997

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Local farmer Theo (Josef Bierbichler) is 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.

Cast: Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Floriane Daniel, Heino Ferch, Josef Bierbichler, Laura Tonke, Sophia Dirscherl, Sebastian Schipper

Director: Tom Tykwer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Arte, X-FIlme Creative Pool, Palladio Film, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

Distributors: Winstar Cinema

Keywords: 1990s , Dark , Daughter , Tense , Car , Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Angst-ridden, yet graceful, stylish, and optimistic allegory about swerving off one road and finding your way back via another. show more

  • 75
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    Kinetic, sexy and full of meaningful coincidences and intertwined fates. show more

  • 75
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    A movie by a man who adores film and relishes its potential. show more

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