Winter Sleepers (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Winter Sleepers (1997)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Winter Sleepers Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

The lives of five people caught in a snowbound mountain town provide the basis for this drama of relationships. It is the sophomore effort of German director Tom Tykwer, whose debut film Deadly Maria earned him critical acclaim. For the first 25 minutes of the film, characters are introduced but not explained. Blonde, beautiful Rebecca (who is always dressed in red) is staying in a chalet when the blizzard hits. She is joined by her good friend Laura (who always wears green). Handsome Marco is next to arrive. Watching the threesome interact is the drunken and strange Rene, who steals Marco's car and nearly kills the daughter of local resident Theo. Once the characters have been introduced, the main story begins. It is a convoluted affair centering on the relationships between these characters. Amidst the turmoil stands Rene, the catalyst for it all.more
Rating: R (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Anne-Francoise Pyszora, Tom Tykwer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 7, 2000

News & Interviews for Winter Sleepers

Critic Reviews for Winter Sleepers

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 1997
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

A strong, atmospheric companion piece to Tykwer's Run Lola Run and a precursor to Memento.

January 17, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for Winter Sleepers

A great ensemble story from the director of Run Lola Run.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


Intertwining interconnectedness or interconnected intertwinings. The twists of fate in the lives of several people in Germany. And there's snow. There are no winners in this one, except maybe two people.

Alaine B

The Tykwer touches are there, but he has applied them to a story involving 5 unwatchable characters.

Winter Sleepers Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Winter Sleepers on our Movie forum!