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Close Your Eyes -- A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer.

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Release Date:
16 August 2002 (Israel) See more »
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The deeper the sleep. The darker the fear. See more »
Plot:
A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Shirley Henderson ... Janet Losey

Goran Visnjic ... Michael Strother

Miranda Otto ... Clara Strother
Sophie Stuckey ... Heather
Josh Richards ... Keith
John Rogan ... Francis Paladine

Claire Rushbrook ... Grace
Lauren Gabrielle Volpert ... Martha Strother
Sarah Woodward ... Police Inspector Hilary Ash

Corin Redgrave ... Chief Inspector Clements

Paddy Considine ... Elliot Spruggs
Madison Smartt Bell ... Hypnosis Patient
Stevie Nye ... Young Boy 1
Joshua McGowan ... Young Boy 2

Andrew French ... Police Detective
Tony Denham ... Police Guard (as Anthony Denham)
Tam Dean Burn ... Gas Man
John Bett ... Nursing Home Doctor

Fiona Shaw ... Catherine Lebourg
Shammi Aulakh ... Hotel Clerk

Gerald Lepkowski ... Journalist (as Gerald Lepowski)
Howard Lee ... Cab Driver
Colin Farrell ... Theatre Security Man

Andrew Woodall ... Lebourg's Son
Angus Wright ... Bicycle Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Bennett ... Scene Of Crime Officer
Assly Zandry ... Protitutes
Don McCorkindale ... Doorman (uncredited)

Patrick John Walton ... Demon in Stomach (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nick Willing 
 
Writing credits
Madison Smartt Bell (novel)

Nick Willing (written by) &
William Brookfield (written by)

Produced by
Michele Camarda .... producer
Mike Phillips .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Gary Tuck .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Simon Boswell 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Sova (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Niven Howie 
 
Production Design by
Don Taylor 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Kebby 
 
Costume Design by
Hazel Pethig 
 
Makeup Department
Stuart Conran .... senior makeup effects artist
Lindy Diamond .... makeup effects coordinator
Neill Gorton .... makeup effects supervisor (as Neill R. Gorton)
Mary Hillman .... hair designer
Mary Hillman .... makeup designer
Kerry Hormbrey .... makeup trainee: FT2 (as Kerry Hombrey)
Lucy Lebow .... makeup trainee: FT2
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Maureen McGill .... hair stylist
Maureen McGill .... makeup artist
Ian Morse .... senior makeup effects artist
Debbie Murphy .... prosthetic makeup artist
Conal Palmer .... makeup effects technician
Steve Scotton .... makeup effects technician
Neill Gorton .... prosthetic makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Neill Gorton .... special effects makeup supervisor (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emma Griffiths .... second assistant director
Niven Howie .... additional inserts director
Nic Jeune .... first assistant director
Claire Thompson .... third assistant director
Alex Oakley .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
David Abbott .... carpenter
Richard Burnett .... carpenter
Adam Campbell .... painter
Kelvin Carter .... carpenter
John Collins .... stand-by art director
Ben Crosby .... painter
Chris Cull .... prop master
Nikki DiFalco .... assistant art director (as Nikki Di Falco)
Hannah Evans .... assistant prop buyer
Stephen Forrest-Smith .... storyboard artist (as Stephen Forest-Smith)
Martin Freeman .... carpenter
Anthony Fryer .... dressing props
Anthony Goddard .... painter (as Tony Goddard)
Claire Grainger .... prop buyer
Les Hall .... chargehand carpenter (as Leslie Hall)
Andy Harvey .... painter
Arthur Healey .... painter (as Arthur Healy)
Robin Heinson .... stand-by painter
Jonathan Holbrook .... stand-by painter
Oliver Kubicki .... art department runner
Stan Lattimore .... painter
David Lowery .... carpenter (as Dave Lowery)
Rob MacPherson .... stand-by props
Steve Malin .... stagehand
Peter Mann .... stand-by carpenter
Simon Marjoram .... carpenter
Jon Marson .... dressing props (as John Marson)
Thomas McCarthy .... carpenter (as Tom McCarthy)
Brian Neighbour .... carpenter
Geoff Nolan .... carpenter
Barry O'Brien .... carpenter
John O'Brien .... carpenter
Dave Pearce .... carpenter
Dave Perschky .... construction manager (as David Perschky)
Jason Phelps .... carpenter
Simon Riley .... stand-by props
Albert Roper .... painter (as A G Roper)
Russell Sargent .... carpenter
Stuart Sinclair .... painter
David Smith .... stagehand
Brian Stachini .... stagehand
David Stapleton .... chargehand painter
John Watts .... painter
Steve Williamson .... painter
Billy Wilson .... dressing props
Eddie Wolstencroft .... painter (as Eddy Wolsten Croft)
Leslie Wylie .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer
James Andrews .... adr recordist
Paul Davies .... sound designer
Paul Davies .... sound editor
Evelyn Ficarra .... dialogue editor
Richard Flynn .... sound recordist
Garie Kan .... boom operator
Melissa Lake .... foley artist
Nik Panic .... sound assistant
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Lionel Selwyn .... foley artist
Barnaby Smyth .... foley editor
Barnaby Smyth .... foley recordist
Andrew Stirk .... dubbing assistant
Rory Farnan .... adr editor (uncredited)
Richard Flynn .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Philip Meehan .... additional foley artist (uncredited)
Nik Panic .... sound maintenance engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard Conway .... special effects supervisor
Sam Conway .... special effects technician
Neill Gorton .... prosthetics supervisor (as Neill R. Gorton)
Conal Palmer .... special effects makeup technician
Steve Scotton .... special effects makeup technician
Mark White .... floor supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Robin Beard .... visual effects supervisor
Stefan Drury .... visual effects producer: "Losey's Dream" sequence
Simon Frame .... visual effects supervisor
Gruff Owen .... digital compositor
Tom Wood .... visual effects supervisor: "Losey's Dream" sequence
Angela Barson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Charley Henley .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tom Hocking .... digital artist (uncredited)
Jelena Stojanovic .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joss Gower .... stunt double: The Tall Man
James Grogan .... stunt double: Goran Visnjic
Ruth Jenkins .... stunt double: Shirley Henderson
Vincent Keane .... stunt coordinator
Daniel Naprous .... stunt double: Goran Visnjic
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Allsop .... camera trainee: FT2
Kenneth Atherfold .... grip (as Kenny Atherfold)
Graham Baker .... rigger
Dave Brennan .... rigging electrician: second unit
Tom Brown .... gaffer electrician: second unit (as Tommy Brown)
Trevor Carey .... stand-by rigger
John Cridlin .... focus puller: second unit
David Cross .... grip: second unit
Liam Daniel .... unit still photographer
Shaun Evans .... focus puller
Warren Evans .... electrician: second unit
Glynn Fielding .... grip: second unit
Ernst Fisher .... special still photographer
Stuart Fletcher .... grip trainee
Wilf France .... clapper loader
Dominic Gaughan .... clapper loader: second unit
Aaron Green .... gaffer: underwater unit
Michael Hannan .... camera trainee
Tom Harding .... focus puller: second unit
Stuart Howell .... Steadicam operator
Nigel Kirton .... Steadicam operator
Eddie Knight .... gaffer: second unit
Eddie Knight .... rigging: second unit
Jamie Knight .... rigging electrician: second unit
Lee Knight .... rigging electrician: second unit
Mark Laidlaw .... generator operator
Wayne Leach .... best boy
Clive Mackey .... focus puller
Stewart Monteith .... electrician (as Stuart Monteith)
Dean Morrish .... focus puller: underwater unit
Ron Nichols .... grip: underwater unit
Stewart Nick .... video assist operator
Patrick O'Flynn .... electrician
Adriano Pennetti .... camera assistant: underwater unit
Ben Perry .... clapper loader: second unit
John Pitt .... rigger
Dave Ridout .... gaffer (as David Ridout)
Martin Stephens .... camera operator
Nick Stewart .... video assist
Elliot Thomas .... electrician
Mike Valentine .... director of photography: underwater unit
Helen Williams .... clapper loader: underwater unit
Shu Yang .... director of photography: second unit (as Yang Shu)
Darren Bailey .... remote camera technician (uncredited)
Ron Nicholls .... grip (uncredited)
Ben Perry .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ben Perry .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Shaheen Baig .... casting associate
Lucy Bevan .... additional casting assistant
Marya Goga .... additional casting assistance
Jina Jay .... casting: UK
Avy Kaufman .... casting: US
Ben May .... additional casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kimberley Phillips .... daily wardrobe assistant
Marie Ross .... wardrobe assistant
Jackie Vernon .... assistant costume designer
Paul Yeowell .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Nicola Armstrong .... post-production coordinator
Paul Davies .... second assistant editor
Ruth Halliday .... negative checks
Helen Paszyn .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
Geoff Foster .... music mixer
Geoff Foster .... music recordist
Abi Leland .... music supervisor
Dan Rose .... music supervisor
Terry Davies .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Burden .... transportation captain
Fergus Cotter .... unit driver
Alan Dean .... driver: stand-by prop
Ted Debrera .... stand-by construction driver (as Ted Dabrera)
Howard Doubtfire .... facility driver
Chris Hammond .... facility driver: camera truck
Steve Kent .... facility driver
David Lloyd .... unit driver
Mick Moran .... driver: mini-bus
Gavin Mullins .... facility driver
John Prior .... facility driver
Steve Rogers .... unit driver
Mike Smith .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Luke Alkin .... supervising executive: BBC Films
Chris Auty .... chief executive: The Film Consortium
Julie Baines .... head of production: The Film Consortium
Guy Barker .... production accountant
Michael J. Bassett .... electronic press kit (as Michael Bassett)
Mia Bays .... head of distribution and marketing: The Film Consortium
Barbara Berkery .... voice coach
David Boardman .... location manager
Arthur Campbell .... location scout
Matt Curtis .... title designer: main titles
Ben Davis .... production runner
Andrew Duggan .... production assistant: Kismet Film Company
Elton Farla .... unit paramedic
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Sharon Gerussi .... business development executive: BBC Films
Mandy Gianadda .... chef
Juliette Gill .... marketing coordinator: international sales, The Works
Anne Marie Gormley .... assistant production accountant
Ruth Heath-Harris .... catering assistant
Natalie Henderson .... stand-in: Shirley Henderson
Andrew Hill .... health & safety advisor
Erol Hunt .... assistant to producer
Rebecca Kearey .... head of marketing and distribution: The Works
Gabby Le Rasle .... production secretary (as Gabrielle Le Rasle)
Ivan Mactaggart .... films manager, BBC Worldwide: BBC Films
Jo Manderson .... location assistant
Tim Maw .... location scout
Amy McCombe .... assistant location manager
Louise McManus-Fernandes .... location manager: second unit
Louise McManus-Fernandes .... location scout
Paul Melton .... floor runner
Vicky Misson .... location scout
Sarah Parfitt .... production coordinator
Abigail Payne .... production lawyer
Aline Perry .... chief executive: international sales, The Works
Asha Radwan .... development executive: Kismet Film Company
David Reynolds .... catering manager
Christine Somerville .... head of business affairs: The Film Consortium
Matt Steinmann .... location manager (as Matt Steinman)
Nicole Stott .... head of development: Kismet Film Company
Françoise Valentine .... coms op: underwater unit (as Francoise Valentine)
François Vila .... press agent
Patrick John Walton .... stand-in: Goran Visnjic (as Patrick Walton)
Elizabeth West .... script supervisor (as Liz West)
Chris White .... assistant location manager
Jane Wittekind .... head of development: The Film Consortium
Joy Wong .... head of international sales: The Works
Michael Wood .... production executive: BBC Films
 
Thanks
Niall Bamford .... thanks
Jennifer Barrett .... thanks
Sophie Bourdon .... thanks
Claire Bushe .... thanks
Neil Calder .... thanks
Stephen Cleary .... thanks
Tony Collingwood .... thanks
Harry Dixon .... thanks
Susie Figgis .... thanks
Rupert Gavin .... thanks
Jane Gelfman .... thanks
Nigel Green .... thanks
Tony Grounds .... thanks
Lorraine Hamilton .... thanks
Hugo Hansel .... thanks
Chris Harrald .... thanks
Ruth Hodgson .... thanks
Richard Holmes .... thanks
Ian Hutchinson .... special thanks
Ian Hutchinson .... thanks
Richard Jenkins .... thanks
David Kane .... thanks
Paul Lyon-Maris .... thanks
Martin McCourt .... thanks
Nick Milner .... thanks
Robert Newman .... thanks
Sue Rodgers .... thanks
Roger Sampson .... thanks
Elyse Scherz .... thanks
Dallas Smith .... thanks
Tom Strickler .... thanks
Dmitri Stuckey .... thanks
Liz Stuckey .... thanks
Alison Thompson .... thanks
Chyna Thomson .... thanks
Bernard Traynor .... thanks
Barry Volpert .... thanks
Teri Volpert .... thanks
Hugh Whittaker .... thanks
David Wilder .... thanks
Joanna Wilshire .... thanks
Jane Wright .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Doctor Sleep" - UK (original title)
"Hypnotic" - International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
USA:108 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Goran Visnjic lived in a rented flat above a pub off Trafalgar Square for three months while filming this movie.See more »
Quotes:
Janet Losey:You can read minds!
Dr. Michael Strother:I can't read minds, I just do cigarettes... Bye!
[shuts office door]
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Soundtrack:
Vampires RemixSee more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Insomnia, 29 April 2004
Author: jotix100 from New York

Nick Willing's thriller "Close your eyes" came as a total surprise as all I had read about the film was negative. Not only it is a mystery, but it keeps you engrossed in every twist and turn.

This is the story of an American analyst, Dr. Michael Strother, who is working underground in London, treating patients who want to quit smoking. The visuals of the opening credits and the session with detective Janet Losey, are done with a cinematic sense that shows a lot of style from the creative team behind the director.

This is a film that keeps the viewer engrossed in all what is happening on screen. There's never a dull moment as everything evolves in a logical and intelligent manner.

The acting is flawless. The casting of Goran Visnjic, as Dr. Strother is excellent, as this actor makes one feel as though what is happening to him is a reflection of his failure in America. With his good dark looks and accent, he creates a complex character without much effort, or so it seems.

As the detective, Shirley Henderson is equally good as the detective that will not give up in the pursuit of the evil force behind what has been done to the little girl at the center of the story.

The rest of the cast is equally good. Fiona Shaw's Catherine Lebourg is equally spooky as she is mysterious. Paddy Considine as Elliot, is a key in solving the case.

The film is for lovers of the genre. It won't disappoint.

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