Schlafkrankheit

Schlafkrankheit

Deutschland / Frankreich / Niederlande 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

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:Ulrich Köhler
Assistant director:Anne Drees
Screenplay:Ulrich Köhler
Director of photography:Patrick Orth
Assistant camera:Peter Drittenpreis
Lighting design:Stephan Rother
Set design:Jochen Dehn (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Henny Zimmer
Costume design:Birgit Kilian
Editing:Katharina Wartena, Eva Könnemann
Sound design:Tobias Peper
Sound:Julius Sicart
Sound assistant:Yannic Herrmannsdörfer
Audio mixing:Matthias Schwab
Casting:Kris Portier de Bellair, Ulrike Müller
  
Cast: 
Pierre BokmaEbbo Velten
Jean-Christophe FollyAlex Nzila
Jenny SchilyVera Velten
Hippolyte GirardotGaspard Signac
Sava LolovElia Todorov
Maria Elise MillerHelen Velten
Nathalie RichardEva
Thierry HancisseGabor
Francis NoukiatchomDr. Monese
Ali Mvondo RolandRuhemba
Isacar YinkouJoseph
Celestin Marie1. Jagdführer
Essono Enyegue2. Jagdführer
Atangana Christelle ZitaJo
Ali BarkaïJean-Marie
Jean Richard TchokotcheuKellner
  
Production company:Komplizen Film GmbH (München + Berlin), Ö-Film GmbH (Berlin), Why Not Productions (Paris)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)/Arte (Mainz), IDTV Films B.V. (Amsterdam)
Producer:Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Katrin Schlösser
Co-Producer:Frans van Gestel
Producer (TV):Christian Cloos, Anne Even, Birgit Kämper
Unit production manager:Anne Lessnick, Ben von Dobeneck
Location manager:Laura Einmahl, René Kibrité, Julia Stefanski
Production assistant:Linda Ky
Shoot:25.01.2010-30.03.2010: Kamerun, Frankreich
Original distributor:Farbfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Hessische Filmförderung (Frankfurt am Main), Deutsch-Französisches Filmabkommen (DE FR)
Length:2498 m, 91 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
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

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

Versions

Original

Length:2498 m, 91 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
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