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SLEEPING SONGS

by Andreas Struck

synopsis

Martin is a nu jazz trumpeter with a style all his own. A man of passion and extremes, he struggles against all kinds of convention and mediocrity. He refuses to compromise – either in his music, or in love. He is deeply hurt when he suspects that of all people Kristina, the love of his life, may only adore him for his musical talent. He is determined to be loved for himself and not because he is an exceptional musician. Disappointed, he decides to leave Kristina and his former life and just get away. Somewhere on the edge of society he meets Hanna, an old woman, who leaves him her desires in the shape of a series of poems. Martin is immediately enthralled. Will the poetry help him find himself again? Or Kristina? Or his music?

international title: Sleeping Songs
original title: Schläft ein Lied in allen Dingen
country: Germany
sales agent: The Playmaker (ex ARRI Media Worldsales)
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Andreas Struck
film run: 86'
screenplay: Dagmar Gabler
cast: Stefan Rudolf, Chulpan Khamatova, Traute Hoess, Paula Kalenberg, Barnaby Metschurat
cinematography by: Andreas Doub
film editing: Karin Jacobs
music: Nils Petter Molvaer
producer: Petra Hengge, Alexander Ris
production: Neue Mediopolis Köln, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE France
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