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Chasing Sleep (2000)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  16 May 2001 (France)
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A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.

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Geoffrey
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A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.

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The nightmare begins when you open your eyes...


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

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The DREAMATOL pills that Ed shakes into his hand and the swallows in the beginning of the film are orange colored SweetTarts. See more »

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The text at the end of the credits: The director would like to mention that he was not going 92 miles an hour when he was pulled over in Waterlou Township and should have his fine refunded and an apology send to him. See more »

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Piano Recording No. 6 Andante Soave
Written by Fanny Mandelssonh Hensel
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A movie made for insomniacs
10 September 2012 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I'm glad that the publisher finally decided to release a Region 2. It's bizarre to me that it took until 2012 for a DVD release, and I hope it doesn't take another 10 for a bluray.

I saw this film on Sky around 10 years ago, at around 4/5am during my insomniac period, which of course is very fitting for this film. The way it played on the psychology of sleeplessness, and the way that fantasy (and therefore horror) and the loneliness of existing during a time where you feel most detached, was very well orchestrated. It's a simple film, and probably doesn't help explain the condition to those not fully aware of what it's like not to sleep for an extended period of time, but I feel that this movie was made for insomniacs. This is my favourite Jeff Bridges role, and I am looking forward to watching the director's upcoming works.

For those that enjoy this movie I recommended the following films: Bringing Out The Dead, Cash Back, The Machinist, Insomnia, Fight Club, Donnie Darko.


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