Sleep With Your Eyes Open

A film by Nele Wohlatz. In Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, English with Geramn subtitles.

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A coas­tal city in Brazil. Kai arri­ves on holi­day from Taiwan with a bro­ken heart. A mal­func­tio­ning air con­di­tio­ner leads her to end up in Fu Ang’s umbrel­la shop. He could beco­me a fri­end, but then the rai­ny sea­son fails to arri­ve and the shop clo­ses. While sear­ching for Fu Ang, Kai comes across Xiao Xin and a group of Chinese workers in a fan­cy high-rise buil­ding. Kai finds hers­elf stran­ge­ly mir­rored in Xiao Xin’s sto­ry.
This quiet come­dy of misun­derstan­dings does not fol­low a tra­di­tio­nal dra­ma­tur­gy. The prot­ago­nists, per­for­med by an ensem­ble of first-time actors and pro­fes­sio­nals, come and go unex­pec­ted­ly. From one unknown city to the next, they fol­low the demands of their work. But over the cour­se of a hot, slow sum­mer, deli­ca­te bonds grow bet­ween them like islands in a sea full of sharks.


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Brazil / Taiwan / Argentina / Germany 2024, 97 Min., Mandarin, Portugiesisch, Spanisch, Englisch OmU
Regie: Nele Wohlatz
Kamera: Roman Kasseroller
Schnitt: Yann-shan Tsai, Ana Godoy
mit Chen Xiao Xin, Wang Shin-Hong, Liao Kai Ro, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lu Yang Zong

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