Winter Sleepers (1997)



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The lives of five people intertwine after they find themselves trapped by a blizzard in a remote mountain town. This stylish effort is the second film of German director Tom Tykwer, whose debut film Deadly Maria earned him favorable reviews.


Critic Reviews for Winter Sleepers

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

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

Jan 17, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Some of the in-your-face techniques that made Lola such a wild ride are used in Winter Sleepers, but in small doses and in service of a much more complex story.

Feb 26, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Picture a cross between 'Run Lola Run' and 'The Sweet Hereafter.' If you can do such a thing, you have an idea of what Winter Sleepers is like.

Mar 25, 2001 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Confirms that Tom Tykwer is one of the most assured and effective young filmmakers from abroad storming our shores.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Unconventionally affecting.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Winter Sleepers

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

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