Brother of Sleep (1995)

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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 ... See full summary »

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  • Ben Becker and André Eisermann in Brother of Sleep (1995)
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  • Ben Becker in Brother of Sleep (1995)
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10 September 2006 | MotokoGS
| beautiful addition to the book
the movie is based on the book written by the Austrian writer Robert Schneider and expands on it beautifully. it can be a bit difficult to follow and if you are looking for an action packed thriller, this is not the movie for you. The main character, Elias Alder, is born in 1803 into a town in the Austrian mountains. The town is so remote, that it is practically never visited by outsiders, and the inhabitants do not leave. there are only two families living in the village, continuously feuding, leading lives that go nowhere. here Elias is born with perfect (even supernatural) hearing. both the book and the movie illustrate the merciless life in a town that has been dying for for years and the life of a young man born with an extraordinary gift, which is worthless in the life and world he is born into. the tag-line "wer schlaeft liebt nicht" translates to "he who sleeps, does not love" - one of the lines from the movie - and the title give ample indication of the characters' futile lives. "schlafes bruder" or "sleep's brother" is death.

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Komm O Tod, 'Du Schlafes Bruder'
From Choral No. 56 "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen"
Johann Sebastian Bach
Recorded at
Arco Studios München
Cap à pie Studios Neutraubling
In the mountains of the Salzkammergut


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