Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sleeping Sickness

The film opens with a family in throes of moving from an African country back to Europe. For bizzarre reasons, the father, Ebbo Velten (Pierre Bokma) remains behind to continue to help with the sleeping sickness malady that has hit very few patients but is well funded by the WHO. Flash forward a few years and the scene is a WHO inspector looking for Velten to discover the current status of the project. Throw in a few allegorical images about wildlife and you are left with a murky film that seemed to have a grip on the audience only to lose it thanks to the director's laziness.

Rating: * +

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