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The Science of Sleep (2006)
"La science des rêves" (original title)

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A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

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Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stéphane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stéphanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... Written by Guy Bellinger

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dream | love | bed | mexico | french | See more »

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Close your eyes. Open your heart. See more »


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Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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16 August 2006 (France)  »

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The Science of Sleep  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£130,139 (UK) (16 February 2007)

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£130,139 (UK) (16 February 2007)
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There are several references in this movie to Michel Gondry's various music videos. Carrying the piano up the stairs is a reference to his video for the artist Lucas's song "Lucas With the Lid Off" which features a very similar sequence. The dolls that Gael García Bernal pulls out of the desk during one of the Stephane TV sequences are from his video for Oui Oui's song "Les Cailloux". The White Stripes song in the soundtrack is a reference to the many videos Gondry has done for them. The giant hands in an early dream sequence are from the Foo Fighters' "Everlong" video. Stéphane's bed and porch are similar to those from Chemical Brothers' "Let Forever Be" video. See more »

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[first lines]
Stephane: ¡Un, dos, tres, cuatro!
[Stéphane plays the drums, then the piano, then moves the cameras. "Stéphane TV"]
Stephane: Hi, and welcome back to another episode of "Télévision Educative". Tonight, I'll show you how dreams are prepared. People think it's a very simple and easy process but it's a bit more complicated than that. As you can see, a very delicate combination of complex ingredients is the key. First, we put in some random thoughts. And then, we add a little bit of reminiscences of the ...
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Steppin' Out
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert E. Bell), Ronald Bell (as Ronald N. Bell),
J.T. Taylor (as James W. Taylor), George Funky Brown (as George M. Brown),
, Eumir Deodato, Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith (as Charles J. Smith)
(c) 1981 EMI Longitude Music
By permission of EMI Music Publishing France SA
All rights reserved
(p) 1981 UMG Recordings Inc.
By kind permission from Universal Music Projets Spécieux
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dreaming- what else?
4 December 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

it's funny to read how many people seem to be upset after having seen the film, because he was so boring for them, nearly without sense or any real plot. But what do you want of a film called "The science of dreams" (in original)? Have you ever had a dream, which really had a defined structure or felt like being the normal story of a normal day? After my opinion the film was great, simply copying the "structure" of a fantastic dream. Of course, after some minutes you won't find your way out of this chaos anymore. But that's the way it should be. Simply sitting in the cinema and no longer being able to realize, if you are still watching the film or if you have lost yourself in your own dreams. So to say, only a film for people living in two worlds, the real one and the magical one of dreaming.


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