MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 542 this week

I Can't Sleep (1994)
"J'ai pas sommeil" (original title)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 689 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 19 critic

Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 05 Feb 2011
 
a list of 623 titles
created 08 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 2508 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 273 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
 
a list of 8448 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "I Can't Sleep" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I Can't Sleep (1994)

I Can't Sleep (1994) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I Can't Sleep.
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bastards (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Maroun Bagdadi
Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Thierry Fortineau, Hippolyte Girardot
À la folie (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Alice is a promising young artist in Paris. Her boyfriend Franck, a boxer, has just moved in to her attic flat. Then her sister Elsa, a bored housewife, leaves her unfaithful husband Thomas... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys
Stars: Anne Parillaud, Béatrice Dalle, Patrick Aurignac
Three Days (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In Kaliningrad two Lithuanian boys meet two Russian girls. They have difficulties in finding places where they can sleep together. But this is the only problem they do solve. All four ... See full summary »

Director: Sharunas Bartas
Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, Rimma Latypova, Arunas Sakalauskas
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jesus is a French gypsy who might have become a bull fighter had he not been framed on a drug charge and sent to prison. Odona is a con artist pursued and protected by a Paris policeman. ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Béatrice Dalle, Vincent Lindon
Chocolat (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Giulia Boschi, François Cluzet
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Grégoire Colin, Alice Houri, Jacques Nolot
To the Devil (2011)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Claire Denis
Stars: Jean Bena, Johan Affossini, Peter Assabal
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: John Brason
Stars: Tenniel Evans, Faith Brook, Christopher Coll
Few of Us (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Sharunas Bartas
Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, Piotr Kishteev, Sergei Tulayev
Willa (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Willa wants to make it on her own. Her mom's a drunk, her husband has abandoned her, and she has 2 kids. She waitresses during the day and loads produce at night in exchange for ... See full summary »

Directors: Joan Darling, Claudio Guzmán
Stars: Deborah Raffin, Clu Gulager, Diane Ladd
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Contre l'Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea on behalf of a political prisoner. Jean... See full summary »

Directors: Patrice Chéreau, Philippe Muyl, and 31 more credits »
Stars: Paul Amar, Robert Badinter, Guy Bedos
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Daiga (as Katerina Golubeva)
Richard Courcet ...
Camille
Vincent Dupont ...
Raphaël
Laurent Grévill ...
le docteur
Alex Descas ...
Théo
Irina Grjebina ...
Mina
Tolsty ...
Vassili
Line Renaud ...
Ninon
...
Mona
Ira Mandella-Paul ...
Little Harry
Sophie Simon ...
Alice, Mona's Sister
Danielle van Bercheycke ...
Fleur
Patrick Grandperret ...
Abel
Fabienne Mai ...
3rd Victim
Alice Hurtaux ...
2nd Victim
Edit

Storyline

Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of these three people might be connected to the serial "Granny Killer" who has been terrorizing Paris for a while. Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

18 May 1994 (France)  »

Also Known As:

I'm Not Sleepy  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$111,015 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Camille, the old women's killer, was inspired by Thierry Paulin. See more »

Connections

References Le costaud des Épinettes (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Relax ay Voo
Performed by Dean Martin and Line Renaud
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Le demimonde of Paris made up of uprooted souls and outcasts
22 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You might have to be a foreigner to understand the plight of not belonging to the main culture of a country. The characters portrayed are deracine from their native countries, attracted by the promised land of capitalism, functioning mainly in the twilight hours of Paris, where they are mainly prey for sexual predators. Exploitation of these immigrants continue as it was in colonial times, except this time is not so overt. The illusion of freedom is thin. The impossibility of communication thick. Interacial affairs doomed, as are their children. Pretty bleak, but portrayed with sensitivity by Denis who shows us the underside and post effects of colonialism in contemporary Paris.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
no real gay content or interest bjk1961
Discuss I Can't Sleep (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?