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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)

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Will Graham is a gangster who has left the life of crime and is living in the countryside. He comes out of hiding to investigate the death of his brother when he learns that he committed suicide. Charlotte Rampling is his old girlfriend who owns a restaurant. Boad is the villain responsible for the bad things that happened to Will's brother. Written by Andrea Barney <andrea808@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, a rape scene, violent images and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$13,415 (USA) (18 June 2004)

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$358,804 (USA) (12 November 2004)
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The title is derived from the song by the late Warren Zevon. See more »

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Will: Look at me. Look at what I've become. I sometimes don't talk to another living soul for fucking days, weeks. I'm always on the move. I trust no one, nothing. And it's got fuck-all to do with escape or withdrawal or fear. It's grief. For a life wasted. And now there's Davey. Another fucking wasted life. And I'm gonna find out why.
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Referenced in Ravenswood: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2014) See more »

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Then and There
Composed by Gilad Atzmon
With kind permission of Enja Records
M. Winckelmann GmbH/Edition MAWI
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good movie
2 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Not predictable like most revenge dramas. Nice to see Clive Owen's character actually in love with someone his own age. Interesting music, if a little distracting. Very dark. Not a family flick. Not a date flick. Well written. Great acting by most characters. It was too short. It was a big build up to a very short denouement, but I guess that suits the tone and the theme of the film. Not sure why people gave this such low marks. I guess they were expecting Lock stock or snatch seeing as its kind of in the British gangster genre. If you go in expecting that, then you will be disappointed. What was great about this movie was that we slowly got to know the characters without much of significance being said about them outright. It was slow in creating a mood without ever being boring.


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