Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) (2011)

Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness)


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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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Ulrich Köhler
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as Gaspard Signac

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Shot in Cameroon, the multi-prism film is thoroughly European in its perspective of Africa, the real star, while calling into question Western attitudes toward developing nations.

Full Review… | October 5, 2011

Trans-global cross-currents and the continued practice of neo-colonialism are what's at stake in Ulrich Köhler's haunting, oneiric Sleeping Sickness.

Full Review… | October 1, 2011
Slant Magazine

Full Review… | March 30, 2012

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