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The Perfect Sleep (2009)

 -  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

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

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

Quotes

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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Featured in Do Not Go See the Perfect Sleep (2009) See more »

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The Haunted Theater
Written and Performed by Greg Kuehn
Courtesy of Peligro Music
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Rewatchable
27 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film is visually interesting, and has a plot that I found needed a second viewing to fully appreciate. Intellectually stimulating, really gripping make believe.

It is melodramatic and has its flaws. Some of the acting moments are weak, particularly from the lead actress in the finale. Others are superbly acted, and I thought the lead actor particularly well cast. As well as many of the supporting roles. There are gory moments and one particularly memorable chilling character.

Nit pickers won't find perfection here but this is one of few films I've enjoyed re-watching - three times now, and will probably do so again.


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