Schlafkrankheit

Deutschland Frankreich Niederlande 2010/2011 Spielfilm

Summary

Sleeping Sickness

Ebbo and Vera Velten have spent the better part of the past twenty years living in different African countries. Ebbo is the manager of a sleeping sickness programme. His work is fulfilling. Vera, however, feels increasingly lost in Yaounde’s ex-pat community. She can’t bear the separation from her 14- year-old daughter, Helen, who is attending boarding school in Germany. Ebbo must give up his life in Africa or he risks losing the woman he loves. But his fear of returning to a land now remote to him increases with each passing day.

Years later. Alex Nzila, a young French doctor of Congolese origin, travels to Cameroon to evaluate a development project. It’s been a long time since he set foot on this continent, but, instead of finding new prospects, he encounters a destructive, lost man. Like a phantom, Ebbo slips away from his evaluator.

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Lighting design

Make-up artist

Costume design

Sound design

Sound assistant

Audio mixing

Co-Producer

Unit production manager

Production assistant

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 25.01.2010 - 30.03.2010: Kamerun, Frankreich
Duration:
2498 m, 91 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.03.2011, 126737, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 23.06.2011

Titles

  • Arbeitstitel (DE) Die Schlafkrankheit
  • Originaltitel (DE) Schlafkrankheit
  • Weiterer Titel (FR) Maladie du Sommeil

Versions

Original

Duration:
2498 m, 91 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.03.2011, 126737, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 23.06.2011

Awards

Festival des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2011
  • Filmkunstpreis
IFF Berlin 2011
  • Silbener Bär, Beste Regie