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Brother of Sleep

Original title
Schlafes Bruder
Year
Running time
127 min.
Country
Germany Germany
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Schneider
Music
Enjott Schneider, Hubert von Goisern
Cinematography
Joseph Vilsmaier
Cast
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Producer
B.A. Filmproduktion, Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft, Iduna Film Produktiongesellschaft, Kuchenreuther Filmproduktion GmbH, Perathon Film-und Fernsehproduktions GmbH
Genre
Drama. Romance | Music
Synopsis / Plot
In the beginning of the 19th century, Johannes Elias Alder is born in a small village in the Austrian mountains. While growing up he is considered strange by the other villagers and discovers his love to music, especially to playing the organ at the local church. After experiencing an "acoustic wonder", his eye color changes and he can hear even the most subtle sounds. Elias falls in platonic love with Elsbeth, the sister of Peter, a neighbor's son, who has loving feelings towards Elias ever since. After Elsbeth marries someone else, Elias (aged 22) decides to end his life by not sleeping anymore.
Awards
1995: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
1995: 2 German Film Awards: Film Award in Silver and Best Editing
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