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Sleepless (2001)

Non ho sonno (original title)
An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriele Lavia ...
Mr. Betti
Rossella Falk ...
Laura de Fabritiis
Paolo Maria Scalondro ...
Roberto Accornero ...
Barbara Lerici ...
Guido Morbello ...
Massimo Sarchielli ...
Diego Casale ...
Alessandra Comerio ...
Mrs. Betti
Elena Marchesini ...
Mel - Kitten
Aldo Massasso ...


A retired detective with insomnia is called upon to solve a series of murders. His partner is a fresh faced rookie who has the aid of the latest technological equipment to help solve the crimes. Will they catch the killer? Written by ScaryMann <ScaryMann@aol.com>

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Creepier than Jack the Ripper

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 January 2001 (Italy)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Translated into English, the films Italian title means "I'm not sleepy." See more »


The strap on the pink top that Gloria wears towards the end of the film frequently slides down her shoulder only to have reappeared in its original place in the next shot. See more »

Crazy Credits

The final scene of this movie and the closing credits play at the same time. See more »


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Music by Luca Morino, Fabio Barovero and Giovanni Sanfelici
Lyrics by Luca Morino
Strings by Davide Rossi
Performed by Mau Mau
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Almost back to the "best" Argento's past
26 January 2001 | by (Milan - Italy) – See all my reviews

I must admit that have seen all Dario Argento's films and the last 3 ones were very disappointing. Being his fan I could not miss his last effort specially when I noticed that the myths since the time of "Profondo Rosso": The Goblin, were performing the soundtrack.

Dario Argento is back to the old typical thriller structure: a serial killer with a nonsense-rhyme for kids is the leitmotiv of all the homicides in a very wet and scary Turin.

The characters are well performed specially by the "bergmanian" Max Von Sidow. Chiara Caselli and Stefano Dionisi are fine and the first 20 minutes of film are an example of very high level cinema -the scenes shot in the train are icing- The soundtrack is less electronic than in the past with some elements of heavy metal.

Rating: 5/10

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