I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  30 April 2004 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »



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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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For three long years, Will Graham led a quiet life. Things are about to change. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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30 April 2004 (UK)  »

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Dead Simple  »

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Box Office

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


$358,804 (USA) (12 November 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Julie Christie, Jacqueline Bisset and Vanessa Redgrave were all considered for the role that went to Charlotte Rampling. See more »


Malone, Chauffeur: [Driving Davey to a party] You heard from Will?
Davey: Not recent. Months now
[he scoffs]
Davey: Used to ring regular.
Malone, Chauffeur: I though he'd be back.
Davey: He won't be back.
Malone, Chauffeur: That's a wicked waste.
Davey: Changed
Malone, Chauffeur: Well he would, wouldn't he? Too long alone does that to you. I told him. I said, "you go out there with the pig fuckers..."
Davey: [as they reach Davey's destination] Here will do.
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With kind permission of Enja Records
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A must see: Stylish, dark revenge story.
11 February 2006 | by (denmark) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie laden with enigmatic style. A modern, gritty film noir with a powerful and restrained performance by Clive Owen. Compared to other contemporary gangster movies, this one does without cheap action and unmotivated aspects of humor. This is a film taking itself and its moviegoers seriously. The pace and rhythm of the movie and great cinematography accentuates the underlying and half hidden aspects of the script, Clive Owen's acting really proves here that less is more. This movie is indeed one of the two best crime movies to come out of Britain around the turn of the millennium, the other being, of course, "Sexy Beast". These films both combine great style, magnetic performances from the currently best British actors, compelling story lines and sense of warmth emanating from perfectly cast protagonists; Owen and Winstone, respectively.

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