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by Benjamin Heisenberg


Johannes is approached by the German secret service to report on his Persian colleague Farid. When Farid starts an affair with Beate, a waitress, with whom Johannes has also fallen in love, and job-related conflicts appear between the two men, fundamental values like friendship, love and trust are suddenly at stake. Three characters in a dangerous menage-à-trois, set in a triangle of science, politics and love.

international title: Sleeper
original title: Schläfer
country: Austria, Germany
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Benjamin Heisenberg
film run: 98'
release date: AT 03/06/2005, DE 04/05/2006
screenplay: Benjamin Heisenberg
cast: Bastian Trost, Mehdi Nebbou, Loretta Pflaum, Gundi Ellert, Wolfgang Pregler, Charlotte Eschman, Ludwig Bang, Masayuki Akiyoshi
cinematography by: Reinhold Vorschneider
film editing: Karina Ressler, Stefan Stabenow
art director: Renate Schmaderer
costumes designer: Stephanie Riess
music: Lorenz Dangel
producer: Antonin Svoboda, Peter Heilrath, Martin Gschlacht, Barbara Albert, Jessica Hausner
production: coop99, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ARTE France, Juicy Films (DE)
distributor: Filmladen, Zorro (Filmwelt) (DE)
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