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Winter Sleepers

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Winter Sleepers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
124 minutes
performer:
Ulrich Matthes
director:
Tom Tykwer
distributor:
Winstar Cinema
author:
Anne-Francoise Pyszora
genre:
Romance, Drama, Mystery and Thriller, Foreign Language

We gave it a B+

A year before he administered the adrenaline rush of Run Lola Run, Tom Tykwer made Winter Sleepers, a slowly spinning ensemble piece about people brought together, one way or another, by a car wreck in a Bavarian mountain town. Here, as in Lola, the director’s showy metaphysics are straight out of Philosophy 102: Time, Fate, and the Overhead Shot. At least there’s enough on his mind — and enough muscle in his technique — to make for a solid psychological thriller. B+

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