Brother of Sleep
Brother of Sleep (1995)

In this frankly bizarre fantasy story based on a novel by Austrian writer Robert Schneider, Elias Johannes Alder (Andre Eisermann) is born into a filthy, poverty-stricken village in the alps; his mother doesn't much care for him, and he… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 1995
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Nelson
Boston Phoenix

The film's real pleasure isn't its humor so much as its overall excess, the tone it projects of several major chords being struck at once.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's Wagnerian without reaching any romantic intimacy or the mythology of the Ring Cycle.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Visually stunning and dramatically absorbing portrait of a tormented musical genius.

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