Sleeping Sickness | 2011

Drama, Foreign
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 ...more

Company

Das Kleine Fernsehspiel

Production Company

Komplizen Film

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O-Filmproduktion

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Synopsis

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.

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