The Sandman (1993)
aka E.T.A. Hoffmanns Der Sandmann
Country: Germany | Director: Eckhart Schmidt
Language: German | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 99mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 987×572 – 25fps – 1.03gb
Daniel and Clara are on a vacation in Italy. In the form of the mysterious “Sandman” Coppola, a figure from Daniel’s childhood, returns to haunt him, while he succumbs to an obsessive love with an enigmatic woman of strange beauty: Olympia, who might be far more than she first appears to be…
Eckhart Schmidt directs a loose adaptation of Hoffman’s horror story. The atmosphere is the strong point of the film along with the music, a throbbing industrial theme offset by the music of Chopin and Vivaldi. One beautifully surreal scene of a piano player in an Italian piazza evokes the feeling of a de Chirico painting.