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Woman Driving, Man Sleeping (Frau faehrt, Mann schlaeft)

Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
"Woman Driving, Man Sleeping" (photo © Cine-International)

The dentist Sue and the philosophy professor Anton have been leading a seemingly intact life, juggling careers and a family with four children. Until one day, however, when their son 18-year-old-son Thomas has a breakdown. Thomas’ situation threatens the stability of the family. While the other almost grown-up children continue with their own lives, Sue and Anton are suddenly left to themselves. Sue recognizes that she has fallen in love with another man, and Anton’s current mistress is pregnant with his child. When Thomas suddenly dies, Sue realizes that she must do something to change her life. Faced with the decision of ending or revitalizing her relationship to Anton, she understands that sometimes it can be quite easy to be happy.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Director Rudolf Thome
Screenplay Rudolf Thome
Cinematography Michael Wiesweg
Doerte Voelz-Mammarella
Katia Tchemberdji
Astrid Poeschke
Cast Hanns Zischler, Nicolai Thome, Joya Thome, Serpil Turhan, Karl Kranzkowski, Hannelore Elsner
Producer Rudolf Thome
Production Company Moana-Film/Berlin
Runtime 122 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Shanghai 2004, Valladolid 2004, Vienna 2004, Eilat 2004, Sevilla 2004, Pyongyang 2004
German Distributors Academy Films/Stuttgart, STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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