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The Science of Sleep -- A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
The Science of Sleep -- A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
The Science of Sleep -- A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
The Science of Sleep -- A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is lovestruck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

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Writer:
Michel Gondry (written by)
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Release Date:
16 August 2006 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Close your eyes. Open your heart. See more »
Plot:
A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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A cardboard and cellophane dream world See more (204 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Michel Gondry 
 
Writing credits
Michel Gondry (written by)

Produced by
Georges Bermann .... producer
Michel Gondry .... producer
Frédéric Junqua .... producer
Inigo Lezzi .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Michel Bernard 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Louis Bompoint 
 
Film Editing by
Juliette Welfling 
 
Casting by
Nathalie Guillaume 
Julie Navarro 
 
Production Design by
Ann Chakraverty 
Pierre Pell 
Stéphane Rosenbaum 
 
Costume Design by
Florence Fontaine 
 
Makeup Department
Maya Benamer .... key makeup artist
Simine Commien .... makeup artist
Aurélie Rameau .... makeup artist
Céline Rothfuss .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Robin Accard .... post-production manager
Attila Egry .... unit production manager
Julien Flick .... assistant unit manager
Benjamin Krecke .... unit manager trainee
Inigo Lezzi .... production manager
Cyril Merle .... production manager: animation
Damien Saussol .... assistant general manager
Olivier Torion .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julia d'Artemare .... trainee assistant director
Bertrand Delpierre .... first assistant director
Thomas Lipmann .... second assistant director
Chris Schepard .... third assistant director (as Christopher Schepard)
 
Art Department
Lauri Faggioni .... creator: animals and accessories
Bruno Guillemet .... sculptures
Benoît Herlin .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Damien Bera .... sound re-recording mixer
Régis Boussin .... boom operator
Dominique Gaborieau .... sound
Benoit Gargonne .... dialogue editor
Jean Gargonne .... sound editor
Guillaume Le Bras .... sound
Marion Lorthioir .... post-synchronisation
Gréggory Poncelet .... sound recordist
Guillaume Sciama .... sound
Jean-Noël Yven .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Julien Hery .... digital compositor
Jean-Gabriel Saint-Paul .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Cedric Proust .... stunt coordinator
Florian Robin .... stunt double: Gael García Bernal
Othman Ilyassa .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marco Ballant .... grip
Patrick de Ranter .... Steadicam operator
Pierre Emily .... grip
Etienne George .... still photographer
Cyril Leguennec .... key grip
Loïc Lepechon .... generator operator
Miriam Matejovsky .... video playback operator
Marie-Mélanie Méry .... second assistant camera
Bertrand Salliou .... grip
Kathy Sebbah .... assistant camera
Thierry Trelluyer .... camera operator: second camera
Valerio Villalba .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Marie-Pierre Frappier .... assistant editor
Marjolaine Mispelaere .... colorist
Yann Thauvin .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Jean-Philippe Audin .... musician: cello solo
Jean-Michel Bernard .... conductor
Jean-Michel Bernard .... music arranger
Catherine Cantin .... musician: flute
Khalil Chahine .... musician: guitar
Marc Chantereau .... musician: cymbal
Michel Gondry .... musician: drums
Christophe Guiot .... musician: violin solo
Philippe Hervouet .... musician: guitar
Basile Leroux .... musician: guitar
Bruno Martinez .... musician: clarinet solo
Bruno Mercere .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Raffi Adlan .... assistant: Michel Gondry
Stéphanie Bermann .... assistant: Gael Garcia Bernal
Amélie Couvelaire .... assistant: Georges Bermann
Tatum Drouilhat .... assistant: Michel Gondry
Carole Fevre .... script supervisor
Katya Mokolo .... production assistant
Monique Pautas .... financial controller
Karl Sigwald .... production assistant
Géraldine Stivet .... location manager
Chrystel Tissot .... production coordinator
Cameron Watson .... dialogue coach: English
Robert Buckler .... script consultant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Rhys Ifans .... thanks: for the title "The Science of Sleep"
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La science des rêves" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity
Runtime:
USA:105 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (US prints)
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Trivia:
Bassam Nessim gave Michel Gondry the idea for the film when Gondry asked the then 10-year-old Mounier to come up with a bed time story. Literally the next day, Gondry began writing the script.See more »
Quotes:
[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 day... mixed with some memories from the past.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Edited into La science des rêves - Film B (2007) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Golden the Pony BoySee more »

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44 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
A cardboard and cellophane dream world, 11 January 2007
Author: Camera Obscura from The Dutch Mountains

THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP (Michael Gondry - France/Italy 2006).

There's something magical about this wonderfully sweet romantic fantasy by Michael Gondry. A love story, emotionally rich with dazzling dream-like visuals, done the old-fashioned way with simple stop-motion animation techniques. We see Stéphane flying above his cardboard imagination of Paris and later, we see him sitting in the bathtub full of silver cellophane. It's Gondry's first film as writer-director after a two-feature partnership with Philip Kaufman. Not surprisingly, it feels a bit Kaufmanesque, as Gondry's previous "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", but now dreams have replaced memory.

Stéphane can hardly make the distinction between his own dreamworld and the outside reality and doesn't know a whole lot about love. For no apparent reason he lies to Stéphanie that he lives next door to her, which results in some comic situations. He also wants to be an inventor and so he gives her his 3-D glasses, 'but the world is already in 3-D', she replies. He is a man-child, unable to adjust himself to the everyday realities of the outside world.

Ultimately the relationship between Stéphane and Stéphanie ends in a kind of stalemate, and so does the film itself. How do you end a film? With most films I can't wait till it's over, but here it seemed like the last twenty minutes got lost in the editing room. A very abrupt ending. The film might have a bit of an unsatisfying resolution, but Gondry creates magic here. It's the dreamworld that makes this rise above the level of just another romantic comedy, and it's funny, very funny. The breathtaking stop-motion animation is a feast for the eye and the sets and creations are wonderful to look at. The film had me in a permanent smile.

Camera Obscura --- 8/10

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