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Big Sleep, The (Grosse Schlaf, Der)

Big Sleep, The
Scene from "The Big Sleep" (photo © PARANORAMA Film)

On a scant island, three women live together in a house. They talk about love, they dream, make love, laugh, and take long solitary strolls. They are devoted to one another in a tangled triangle of love full of agony and unfulfilled desires. A fisherman and his family are the sole further occupants on the island. They seem to be frozen in time, with a terrible, yet utterly ungraspable secret that lies just beneath the surface. Somehow these two poles are inevitably drawn to one another and the clash, when it comes in the end, causes first death and then: birth.

Mona Lenz studied at the Munich Academy of Television and Film from 1994-2002 after working as a freelance reader and producer. Prior to this she trained and worked as an editor at the Schwaebische Zeitung, was a freelance journalist for television, radio and print, and studied Empiric Cultural Studies and General Rhetorics in Tuebingen. Her films include: Play of the Waves (short, 1995), The Hidden People (documentary, 1997), Miracle Baby (mockumentary, 1999), and The Big Sleep (2006). She is currently working on her next feature The Eighth Day, a love story set in the 19th century Prague puppeteer milieu.
Genre Melodrama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Mona Lenz
Screenplay Mona Lenz
Cinematography Pawel Sobczyk
Mona Lenz
Janek Duszynski
Stefanie Gros
Cast Bibiana Beglau, Steffi Kühnert, Ursina Lardi, Julia Stabenow, Hartmut Lange, Golo Euler, Raphael Westermaier
Producer Mona Lenz
Production Company PARANORAMA Film/Munich, in co-production with RTL 2/Munich, in cooperation with Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M), ZDF/Unterfoehring, Schiesser/Radolfzell
Length 75 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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