Films/Andreas Bolm

The Sleepers

37 min, 16 mm,D/H 2003

Hungarian with English subtitles


On a lonely farm in Southern Hungary, a sixty year old couple leads a dreary life punctuated by vain rituals: getting up in the morning, eating, going back to bed, and a little activity in the middle of the few animals to make sure that they still exist. But the documented subject is not so much the tedious aspects of domestic existence as the empty emotions that it is intended to protect. Is it possible, without the aid of fiction,  to record the disappearance of love and its desertion in solitary memories ? This is the Bekettian challange taken up by this first film, of sad and simple beauty. (Jean Pierre Rehm)


cast: Malovecz Ildikò, Malovecz Ferenc, Berecz Sàndor
director, photography, editing:
Andreas Bolm
sound: Kàroly Stocker
sound mix:
Gerhard Auer
Thomas Ciulei
assistant producer:
Jenny Alten
production: Ciulei Films (in corporation with HFF München)
world sales:
Ciulei Films (, +49 89 395 178 )
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Festivals: International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2003, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2003, FID Marseille 2003, Festival dei Popoli Florenz, Montreal International Film Festival of New Cinema, Buenos Aires 6. Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Int. Studentenfilmfest München, Shadow-Festival, Amsterdam…