The Perfect Sleep (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  13 March 2009 (USA)
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Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Pardoe ...
The Narrator
Walter (as Anthony Dee)
David Beck ...
Walter's Goon
Ken Clark ...
Walter's Goon
Ryan Fitzgerald ...
Walter's Goon
James Hart ...
Walter's Goon (as Jimmy Hart)
Young Porphyria
Scout Alter ...
Young Narrator
Young Nikolai
Kolya (as Dimitri Boudrine)
Stefan Pardoe ...
Said Bakouch ...
The Maharajah


Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have. Written by anonymous

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Rated R for violence, some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »


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(European Film Market)


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At about ten minutes and eighteen seconds into the film, The Narrator is awoken by a car horn outside the "warehouse". He gets up, on his knees, using the cane for support. Then the camera switches to a shot of Walter laying on the ground, his cane visible and also lying on the ground. In the next shot, Walter's cane is in The Narrator's hand again. See more »


Keller: [dying] You won't find what you're looking for, the Rajah will get you.
Dr. Sebastian: Sssh, as I've opened the flood-gates of your very mortality, my I suggest that you quickly choose one subject to dwell on instead of many? I certainly wouldn't recommend you worry about work at this point.
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Can't believe some people actually liked this
1 August 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This is the first time I feel the need to comment on IMDb, to write some sort of a review and, as it so often happens, it's not because of a really excellent film, but a truly appalling one.

Take the narrating style the youngest might relate to the Max Payne video game series, a cast of virtually unkonwns (which is not a bad thing in itself), poor dialogs, some dark scenes but not many enough, and make a film out of it. Don't worry about the bad acting, the length (way too long), the lack of immersion (the lead character has to be one of the lest interesting I've seen in a long time - couldn't care less if he died) or the often ridiculous solutions they find to certain problems the lead character finds himself in.

I wouldn't have written anything if it hadn't been for another review here, giving it 10 stars. I gave it four, but maybe three is closer to what I feel about it. Not only do I not wish to see it again, but the mere thought of it takes me dangerously close to wanting to kill myself. Oh, and a so called noir film is nothing without a good soundtrack - not the case here. The ending song sounds like it was more suitable to a western movie.

It's not romance, it's not action, it's not noir, it's not good. That would be my review if it weren't for the minimum of 10 lines.

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