The Sandman

The Sandman  {Der Sandmann}
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The Sandman
Der Sandmann
Switzerland, 2011, 88 Minute Running Time
Topics: Black Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Program: World Cinema
Language: Swiss, German English Sub-Titles

Awards: Max Ophuls FF: Winner, Audience Award

An entertaining, playfully surreal modern fairy tale that’s like a cross between Kafka, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and nothing else we’ve seen before. Boasting wackily appealing acting, visuals and music, writer/director Luisi’s laugh-out-loud comedy explores the discrepancy between what every person could be and what he or she actually is. One fine morning, arrogant stamp collector Benno finds sand in his bed. At first he tries to ignore the mess, but he soon realizes that the sand is coming from him. As he sheds more and more sand, his limbs start to vanish. Day after day the amount of sand increases and soon his time literally starts running short. Finally Benno is left no choice but to ask for help. Sandra is a frustrated singer who runs a small coffee shop underneath his apartment. Although Benno hates her with a passion, he starts dreaming about her every night. What could Sandra and the dreams have to do with the sand? Winner: Audience Award, Filmfestival Max Ophuls

Director Peter Luisi and Actress Florine Depalazes are expected to attend both screenings.

DIRECTOR: Peter Luisi
Producer: David Luisi, Peter Luisi
Editor: Claudio Cea
Screenwriter: Peter Luisi
Cinematographer: Lorenz Merz
Music: Martin Skalsky, Christian Schlumpf, Michael Duss
Principal Cast: Fabian Krüger, Irene Brügger, Florine Deplazes, Beat Schlatter, Kaspar Weiss
Filmography: Love Made Easy (2006), Verflixt verliebt (2004)
Print Source: Atrix Films GmbH -

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