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Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) (2011)

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.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ulrich Köhler
In Theaters:
Komplizen Film


Pierre Bokma
as Ebbo Velten
Jenny Schily
as Vera Velten
Hippolyte Girardot
as Gaspard Signac
Maria Elise Miller
as Helen Velten
Sava Lolov
as Elia Todorov
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Critic Reviews for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness)

All Critics (3)

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

Audience Reviews for Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness)

Einfach furchtbar. Der Film hat gute Ideen aber entwickelte sie nicht. Die Schauspieler sind nicht ganz schlecht aber die Handlung ist verwirrend und schwer zu folgen. Als Kunst ist dieser Film auch nichts besonders. Manchmal kann einer Film nicht bezaubernd sein, aber nur wenn er zum Nachdenken anregend ist. Am Ende hat man nur eine Frage: Was?

Matthew K.
Matthew Kasper

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