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Sleepless (2001)
"Non ho sonno" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  5 January 2001 (Italy)
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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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Giacomo
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Gloria
Gabriele Lavia ...
Mr. Betti
Rossella Falk ...
Laura de Fabritiis
Paolo Maria Scalondro ...
Manni
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Lorenzo
Roberto Accornero ...
Fausto
Barbara Lerici ...
Angela
Guido Morbello ...
Detective
Massimo Sarchielli ...
Leone
Diego Casale ...
Beppe
Alessandra Comerio ...
Mrs. Betti
Elena Marchesini ...
Mel - Kitten
Aldo Massasso ...
Cascio
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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


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Translated into English, the films Italian title means "I Cannot Sleep." See more »

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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 »

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My favorite among Argento's Giallo films!
13 April 2004 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

First of all, I am in fact a big fan of Dario Argento and his work as a director. I always liked his suspense thrillers more than his almost pure horror films. I love films that content a good and well-structured crime story with a lot of suspense. The Italian "Giallo" is therefore one of my favorite genres. I already saw Agentos early "Giallos" like "The Bird With The Crystal Plumage" or "The Cat O' Nine Tails", but honestly I have to say that "Sleepless" became my favorite one among his "Giallo" films. And in my opinion "Sleepless" is a good "Giallo", may be a new kind of "Giallo", but it still has this certain mystic atmosphere. The music from Goblin who also contributed the Soundtrack to "Suspiria" is excellent and fits very well. The camera work is classic. The only point that lacks a bit like in many other Argento films are the actors. Max von Sydow is real great in this role as the retired policeman, but especially the younger actors cannot cope with such a performance...

As a result, "Sleepless" is a real good and entertaining murder mystery with a lot of suspense. It was obviously the right time for Argento to take a step back and do another "Giallo"!

9/10 points!


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