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

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Translated into English, the films Italian title means "I'm not sleepy." 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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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
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Argentians rejoice! The master has not lost his touch.
11 May 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

This terrific return to the giallo horror genre by the great Dario Argento is better than you may have heard!

Elderly detective teams up with the son of an old murder victim to find the elusive night killer that is now striking again years later.

Over the course of the 90's, Dario Argento seemed to be moving away from his artsy, old-school style of horror for more modernized thrillers. This of course became disappointing to Argento's numerous fans, but Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless is a return to the great giallo thrillers that Argento became famous for. It's a film that is quite reminiscent of his classics, such as Deep Red (1975), Tenebre (1982), and Opera (1987), and that's a good thing for us fans. Argento uses his usual unique direction, along with Ronnie Taylor's great cinematography, to build a suspenseful and atmospheric thriller. The story is an intriguing mystery that takes some nice twists and turns, and delivers some horrific (and bloody) murder sequences. Adding all the more to the atmosphere of the film is the gorgeous music score by long-time Argento collaborates Goblin.

The cast isn't half bad. Star Max von Sydow steals the show with his wonderful performance as the elderly detective. Stefano Dionisi is strong, yet reserved in his role. Roberto Zibetti does a nice turn as Dionisi's dear friend. Gabriele Lavia, who also appeared in Argento's Deep Red and Inferno (1980), does well as Zibetti's snooty father.

Despite some critical hounding, I for one thought this was an excellent thriller and I love Argento's films as much as anyone. Recommended, especially for my fellow Argentians, but beware edited versions of the film.

*** 1/2 out of ****


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