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Sleeping Songs (Schlaeft ein Lied in allen Dingen)

Sleeping Songs
Scene from "Sleeping Songs" (photo © Bernd Spauke/Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion)

Martin, a nu-jazz trumpet player with a unique style, is fighting against convention and mediocrity. He will not accept any compromise, neither in his music, nor in love. When he gets the feeling that Kristina, the love of his life, only loves him for his musical talents, he is deeply hurt. Disappointed, he bids farewell to both her and his previous life. On the edge of society, he meets an old woman, who bequeaths him her pain in the form of poems. Martin is immediately fascinated. Can they guide him back to himself, to Kristina, or to his music?


Andreas Struck was born in Cologne and studied Literature and Acting before directing Molière’s Dom Juan in 1987. He worked on Derek Jarman’s Edward II and Wittgenstein as well as other films, both as script supervisor and assistant director. His first feature film Chill Out (1999) played at festivals around the world, including Berlin, Edinburgh, Toronto, Palm Springs, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney. His other films include: Sugar Orange (2004) and Sleeping Songs (2009).
Genre Music, Drama, Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Andreas Struck
Screenplay Dagmar Gabler
Cinematography Andreas Doub
Karin Jacobs
Nils Petter Molvaer
Jutta Freyer
Cast Stefan Rudolf, Chulpan Khamatova, Traute Hoess, Paula Kalenberg, Barnaby Metschurat
Producers Petra Hengge, Alexander Ris, Jörg Rothe
Production Company Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion/Cologne, in co-production with WDR, ARTE
Length 86 min
Format 35 mm, Super 16, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2009 (Panorama), Sofia 2009, Pusan 2009, Sao Paulo 2009
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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