Winter Sleepers
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Winterschlaefer (Winter Sleepers) is the sophomore effort from German director Tom Tykwer, released a year before Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) won him international acclaim for its unique look and storytelling methods. Winter Sleepers follows a blizzard-filled winter in the lives of a handful of mountain town denizens: Marco (Heino Ferch), a dashing ski instructor; Rebecca (Floriane Daniel), his receptionist girlfriend; Laura (Marie-Lou Sellem), a nurse who is Rebecca's roommate; and Rene (Ulrich Matthes), a mysterious stranger who takes up with Laura. Before meeting them, Rene has… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A strong, atmospheric companion piece to Tykwer's Run Lola Run and a precursor to Memento."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Confirms that Tom Tykwer is one of the most assured and effective young filmmakers from abroad storming our shores."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Some of the in-your-face techniques that made Lola such a wild ride are used in Winter Sleepers, but in small doses and in service of a much more complex story."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"Unconventionally affecting."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Picture a cross between 'Run Lola Run' and 'The Sweet Hereafter.' If you can do such a thing, you have an idea of what Winter Sleepers is like."
‑ Carlo Cavagna,
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