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To Sleep with Anger (1990)

 -  Drama  -  12 October 1990 (USA)
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Charles Burnett's beautiful, poetic masterpiece is novelistic in its narrative density and richness of characterization. Harry Mention, an enigmatic drifter from the South, comes to visit ... See full summary »

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Paul Butler ...
Gideon
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Sunny (as Devaughn Walter Nixon)
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Suzie
Reina King ...
Rhonda
Cory Curtis ...
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Babe Brother
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Linda
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Paula Bellamy ...
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Wonderful Smith ...
Preacher
Ethel Ayler ...
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Charles Burnett's beautiful, poetic masterpiece is novelistic in its narrative density and richness of characterization. Harry Mention, an enigmatic drifter from the South, comes to visit an old acquaintance named Gideon, who now lives in South-Central Los Angeles. Harry's charming, down-home manner hides a malicious penchant for stirring up trouble, and he exerts a strange and powerful eff... Written by Anonymous

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When Harry comes to town, he brings good times, bad times... And a lot of trouble!

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12 October 1990 (USA)  »

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To Sleep With Anger is the greatest american film of the 90's
1 September 2002 | by (Belmont, Ma) – See all my reviews

"To Sleep with Anger" It is one of the richest film experiences I've had in a very long time. Since I saw it in 1993, no other American film has seemed as winning and varied as this one. It is a film I return to again and again, for the brilliant ensemble cast, the witty writing and the blend of humor, folklore and tragedy. There are no cinematic pyrotechnics. Mr. Burnett's approach to filmmaking is deceptively simple and yet his film seems far richer and more cinematic than many a more "sophisticated filmmaker". Mr. Burnett has taste and economy. He knows where to place his camera for the greatest effect and how to edit his films in a way that enhances the drama of each scene, rather than using edits to manufacture drama in a scene that is dramatically inert. He is a filmmaker of integrity and genius. This is his masterpiece.


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