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Sleeping Sickness

Sleeping Sickness

by Ulrich Köhler

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The good savage is neither good, nor very savage

Review: Sleeping Sickness

The good savage is neither good, nor very savage

Ulrich Kölher dips into the troubled waters of European humanitarian action in Africa in the film which earned him the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin in 2011. 

“The alienation of people living far from their roots”

Interview: Ulrich Kohler • Director

“The alienation of people living far from their roots”

The German director explains why in Sleeping Sickness he decided to focus on the subject of European expatriates working in development aid in Africa. 

Clip Straenkontrolle [DE]

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Clip Straenkontrolle [DE]

Clip Dialog zwischen Ebbo und seinem Angestellten Wachmann [DE]

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Clip Dialog zwischen Ebbo und seinem Angestellten Wachmann [DE]

Clip Ebbo verabschiedet sich von seiner Frau Vera und seiner Tochter [DE]

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Clip Ebbo verabschiedet sich von seiner Frau Vera und seiner Tochter [DE]

Clip Ebbo weist seinen Nachfolger ein [DE]

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Clip Ebbo weist seinen Nachfolger ein [DE]

Clip Telefonat zwischen Ebbo und Vera [DE]

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Clip Telefonat zwischen Ebbo und Vera [DE]

Trailer [DE]

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Trailer [DE]

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international title: Sleeping Sickness
original title: Schlafkrankheit
country: Germany, France
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2011
directed by: Ulrich Köhler
screenplay: Ulrich Köhler
cast: Pierre Bokma, Jean-Christophe Folly, Hippolyte Girardot, Sava Lolov, Jenny Schily

main awards/selection

Berlinale 2011 Silver Bear for Best Director
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