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19.03. - 17:00,

Director:  Andreas Struck
Cinematography:  Andreas Doub
Producer:  Petra Hengge, Alexander Ris, Jorg Rothe
Music:  Nils Petter Molvaer
Screenplay:  Dagmar Gabler
Cast:  Stefan Rudolf , Chulpan Khamatova , Traute Hoess , Paula Kalenberg , Barnaby Metschurat , Wolfgang Packhauser
Production:  Neue Mediopolis
International distribution:  Arri Media Worldsales
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Sleeping Songs
Schlaft ein Lied in allen Dingen
Sleeping Songs
Germany , 2009, 86 min, color

Martin is a nu jazz trumpeter with a style all his own. A man of passion and extremes, he struggles against all kinds of convention and mediocrity. He refuses to compromise – either in his music, or in love. He is deeply hurt when he suspects that of all people Kristina, the love of his life, may only adore him for his musical talent. He is determined to be loved for himself and not because he is an exceptional musician. Disappointed, he decides to leave Kristina and his former life and just get away. Somewhere on the edge of society he meets Hanna, an old woman, who leaves him her desires in the shape of a series of poems. Martin is immediately enthralled. Will the poetry help him find himself again? Or Kristina? Or his music?

“Everything has a music deep inside” is the logline for this film featuring the music of Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer. Director Andreas Struck: “When Martin throws his trumpet into the river he is wrenching himself away from something of great importance to him. At first his gesture appears to be destructive. But it isn’t. It is exaggerated; it is a gamble, it blows apart the familiar, but it is full of passion, curiosity and an unconditional lust for life. I was immediately fascinated by Nils Petter Molvaer’s music, because it knows nothing. Rather, it probes, like Martin, in an intense way, driven by the need to find out more.”

Andreas Struck

Andreas Struck
Born in Cologne in 1965, he studied comparative literary studies, took courses in acting and directed his first theatre play in 1987. An assistant director to Hans Neuenfels at Hamburg’s Schauspiel haus and at the Burgtheater in Vienna, he also worked on Derek Jarman’s films Edward II and Wittgenstein. A script supervisor and an assistant director on various German television films and films for theatrical release, he also works for the Panorama section of the International Film Festival in Berlin. Sleeping Songs is his third feature film.
1993  Night, Sweetie – short
1994  Random Access - short
1999  Chill Out
2004  Sugar Orange
2009  Schlàft ein Lied in allen Dingen
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