Brother of Sleep (1996)

Brother of Sleep
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 7mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Milan Steindler Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Hanus Polak Jr. Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Katharina Biro Continuity n/a 890 5000006
Joseph Vilsmaier Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Alex Berner Editor n/a 172 7000001
Peter von Haller Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000002
Pavel Novy Production Manager (Czech Republic) 305 5000003
Manfred Frtisch Production Manager (Austria) 305 5000002
Joseph Vilsmaier Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert Schneider Actor Kutscher 1 1000033
Joseph Vilsmaier Producer n/a 3 3000001
Robert Schneider Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peter Sterr Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Robert Schneider Source Material (from novel) ("Schlafes Bruder") 120793 4000002
Andreas Althoff Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Uli Schön Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Bernhard Weirather Sound sound assistant 120816 14000003
Reinhold Kaiser Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Stefan Busch Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
Thomas Knopfel Sound Editor n/a 229 14000005
Fritz Dorsch Sound Supervisor n/a 120883 14000007
Daniela Beauvais Sound Editor n/a 229 14000006
Fritz Dorsch Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Ute Hofinger Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Rolf Zehetbauer Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Norbert Schneider Music n/a 120781 8000001
Tommy Vogel Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Anja Mueller Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Jurgen Buscher Consultant script consultation 120784 12000001
Walter Richarz Art Director n/a 183 9000004
Josefina Actor Anna--as a 2-year-old 1 1000032
Janina Actor Anna--as a 9-year-old 1 1000031
Jurgen Schornagel Actor Kurat Benzer 1 1000011
Jochen Nickel Actor Kohler Michel 1 1000010
Paulus Manker Actor Oskar 1 1000012
Lena Stolze Actor Oskarin 1 1000013
Martin Heesch Actor Paul 1 1000015
Heinz Emigholz Actor Haintz 1 1000014
Detlef Bothe Actor Lukas 1 1000009
Michaela Rosen Actor Seffin 1 1000008
Ben Becker Actor Peter 1 1000003
Dana Vavrova Actor Elsbeth 1 1000002
Angelika Bartsch Actor Burga 1 1000004
Michael Mendl Actor Nulf 1 1000005
Peter Franke Actor Seff 1 1000007
Eva Mattes Actor Nulfin 1 1000006
Gilbert Von Sohlern Actor Albert 1 1000016
Birge Schade Actor Franziska 1 1000017
Florian Wostry Actor Lukas--as a child 1 1000026
Robert Studer Actor Fritz--as a child 1 1000025
Peter Fuchsl Actor Paul--as a child 1 1000027
Ralph Sauerwein Actor Albert--as a child 1 1000028
Theresa Longoni Actor Madchen 1 1000030
Natalie Winkel Actor Franziska--as a child 1 1000029
Michaela Pfeiffer Actor Philipp--as a child 1 1000024
Daniel Lins Actor Peter--as a child 1 1000023
Regina Fritsch Actor Hebamme 1 1000019
Nadine Neumann Actor Magdalena 1 1000018
Ingo Naujoks Actor Feldwaibl Hirsch 1 1000020
Herbert Knaup Actor Cantor Goller 1 1000021
Conradin Blum Actor Elias--as a child 1 1000022
Andre Eisermann Actor Elias 1 1000001
Synopsis
Elias Johannes Alder possesses a luminous musical gift which was seared into his soul at the moment of his birth in a remote Alpine village at the turn of the 19th century. This power frightens and fascinates the villagers of Eschberg except for Peter, Elias' only friend. The two boys spend clandestine nights in the town church, where Elias spontaneously creates masterful pieces on the church organ. When Elsbeth, Peter's sister, is born, Elias is drawn to a lake where all the sounds of the universe crash in on him in a powerful and terrifying epiphany. He emerges bound both physically and spiritually to Elsbeth, and mysteriously connected to the timbres and frequencies of the world around him. As the three grow older, their consuming passions become tragically intertwined with jealousy and loyalty, culminating in a destructive rage which tears the village apart. For Elias, love, like music, has finally become an act of fevered, exquisite madness.