House of the Sleeping Beauties (2008)

House of the Sleeping Beauties
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 39mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Thriller, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Charlie Lezin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ciro Cappellari Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Yasunari Kawabata Source Material (from novel: "The House of the Sleeping Beauties") 120786 4000002
Vadim Glowna Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Nikolaus Glowna Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Siggi Mueller Original Music n/a 120838 8000002
Thomas Knop Sound Design n/a 120905 14000001
Jekatarina Oertel Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000002
Lucie Bates Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Peter Weber Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Peter Weber Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Bernd Schaarmann Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Mona Glass Actor Secretary 1 1000005
Birol Unel Actor Mister Gold 1 1000004
Maximilian Schell Actor Kogi 1 1000003
Angela Winkler Actor Madame 1 1000002
Marina Weiss Actor Maid 1 1000006
Vadim Glowna Director n/a 2 2000001
Marco Herten Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Michael Frenschkowski Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Raymond Tarabay Producer n/a 3 3000002
Vadim Glowna Producer n/a 3 3000001
Vadim Glowna Actor Edmond 1 1000001
Synopsis
A wealthy businessman in his late 60s, Edmond, is haunted by the death, many years before, of his wife and daughter in a car accident. On the advice of an old friend, Kogi, he visits a mysterious 'house' for older men. In this establishment it is possible to spend an entire night in bed with beautiful, sleeping girls. The girls have consented to be drugged and won't awaken, and the men will feel a certain comfort from their warm embrace and perhaps a feeling of a temporary escape from age. Madame, the 'managing director' of the establishment, is almost motherly, yet very tight lipped, in her interactions with Edmond, but also in how she speaks of the young ladies in her charge. More and more Edmond surrenders to the unconscious seduction, youth and unpredictable sensuality of the drugged young women. As he drifts in and out of associations and memories of his past, bizarre hallucinations drive Edmond to seek escape in the arms of a young girl. By accident, Edmond observes Madame as she supervises the removal of what appears to be a corpse packed in a bag, thrown into a car and secretly taken away. Nevertheless Edmond returns again to the 'House of the Sleeping Beauties,' pondering his morality, his desires, and the purpose of his life. As he does so, he begins to lose his tenuous grasp on reality.