Winter Sleepers Reviews

  • Jul 02, 2018

    When you watch "Wintersleepers" you'll instantly discover the style of director Tom Tykwer. A lot of close-ups, images which make you think of an american movie and not a german one. Every moment is underlaid with a fast-paced musical score. And we get the heart beat that will later become famous as kind of a score for "Run, Lola, Run". In "Wintersleepers" Tykwer shows that he doesn't like his images or story to stand still. Everything is in motion - always. The best performance comes from Floriane Daniel as Rebecca but also Heino Ferch as Marco is remarkable - we really can hate this guy, we really wanna punch him in the face. The big flaw of "Wintersleepers" is that we can see that Tykwer has a lot of fun with visuals and the cinematography of a film. But he forgets about the story sometimes. It's more exciting to look at his film than to follow its story.

    When you watch "Wintersleepers" you'll instantly discover the style of director Tom Tykwer. A lot of close-ups, images which make you think of an american movie and not a german one. Every moment is underlaid with a fast-paced musical score. And we get the heart beat that will later become famous as kind of a score for "Run, Lola, Run". In "Wintersleepers" Tykwer shows that he doesn't like his images or story to stand still. Everything is in motion - always. The best performance comes from Floriane Daniel as Rebecca but also Heino Ferch as Marco is remarkable - we really can hate this guy, we really wanna punch him in the face. The big flaw of "Wintersleepers" is that we can see that Tykwer has a lot of fun with visuals and the cinematography of a film. But he forgets about the story sometimes. It's more exciting to look at his film than to follow its story.

  • Dec 16, 2014

    well crafted mystery thriller

    well crafted mystery thriller

  • May 18, 2012

    Before 'Sliding Doors' there was 'Lola Rennt'; before 'Memento' there was this. Amazing ending montage juxtaposing life and death.

    Before 'Sliding Doors' there was 'Lola Rennt'; before 'Memento' there was this. Amazing ending montage juxtaposing life and death.

  • May 18, 2012

    Interesting movie by Tom "Run Lola Run" Tykwer about the lives of 2 young couples done in the style of Altman's Shortcuts or Haggis' "Crash". Felt a bit for the villain though. He was a prick but was punished too harshly for his infidelity I reckon.

    Interesting movie by Tom "Run Lola Run" Tykwer about the lives of 2 young couples done in the style of Altman's Shortcuts or Haggis' "Crash". Felt a bit for the villain though. He was a prick but was punished too harshly for his infidelity I reckon.

  • May 18, 2012

    Another good film by Tom Tykwer.

    Another good film by Tom Tykwer.

  • May 18, 2012

    Aesthetically pleasing, well acted and good music. This film couldn't get much better.

    Aesthetically pleasing, well acted and good music. This film couldn't get much better.

  • May 18, 2012

    Amo este filme! Lugar maravilhoso, trilha sonora perfeita, história bem contada. E tem a tradutora, hehe.

    Amo este filme! Lugar maravilhoso, trilha sonora perfeita, história bem contada. E tem a tradutora, hehe.

  • May 18, 2012

    Takes place in drowsy, hibernation-sort-of state that is very appealing.

    Takes place in drowsy, hibernation-sort-of state that is very appealing.

  • May 18, 2012

    The plot is a little odd and the characters are a touch self involved but the mountain/snow setting makes for a nice enough movie.

    The plot is a little odd and the characters are a touch self involved but the mountain/snow setting makes for a nice enough movie.

  • May 18, 2012

    Lives intersect in unexpected and fateful ways among the snowfields. Tense, involves the viewer in its twists and turns.

    Lives intersect in unexpected and fateful ways among the snowfields. Tense, involves the viewer in its twists and turns.