Sleeping Sickness (2011)

Sleeping Sickness
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 31mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Janine Jackowski Producer n/a 3 3000003
Maren Ade Producer n/a 3 3000002
Katrin Schlösser Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ulrich Köhler Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Patrick Orth Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Katharina Wartena Editor n/a 172 7000002
Eva Konnemann Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ulrich Köhler Director n/a 2 2000001
Pierre Bokma Actor n/a 1 1000009
Maria Elise Miller Actor n/a 1 1000004
Francis Noukiatchom Actor n/a 1 1000003
Ali Mvondo Roland Actor n/a 1 1000002
Sava Lolov Actor n/a 1 1000005
Hippolyte Girardot Actor n/a 1 1000006
Jean-Christophe Folly Actor n/a 1 1000008
Jenny Schily Actor n/a 1 1000007
Isacar Yinkou Actor n/a 1 1000001
Ebbo and Vera Velten have been living in Africa for the better part of the past twenty years. Ebbo is the manager of a sleeping sickness program and he finds his work fulfilling. In contrast, Vera feels increasingly lost in Yaounde's ex-pat community and she cannot bear the separation from her 14-year-old daughter, Helen, who is attending boarding school in Germany. Ebbo must give up his life in Africa or risk losing the woman he loves. But he has become a stranger to Europe and thoughts of returning there give him great anxiety. Years later. Alex Nzila, a young French doctor of Congolese origin, travels to Cameroon to evaluate a development project. He has not been to Africa in a long time. But instead of finding new prospects, he encounters a destructive, lost man in Ebbo.