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The Perfect Sleep (2009)

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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
James Hart ...
Walter's Goon (as Jimmy Hart)
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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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Storyline

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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Goofs

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

[last lines]
The Narrator: You see, in our own way she's mine and I am hers. Perfection and imperfection. That is why I close my eyes now, I realize what she has taught me, an imperfect sleep can be the most perfect sleep of all. And now that I've had a perfect sleep, I will finally have a different kind of sleep, a sleep from which I will never awake again.
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Featured in Do Not Go See the Perfect Sleep (2009) See more »

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Long Way to Tipperary
Written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
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The Perfect Title? If it Refers to the Response it Elicits From Viewers, YES!
14 February 2016 | by (Pasto, Colombia) – See all my reviews

One must apply powers of divination as to director Jeremy Alter's intentions. Location Manager on high-profile films, long before and since, SLEEP seems to be an obviously ill-fated foray into film direction.("Location Managers Gone Wild"?) In its conceptualization, SLEEP was projected to become a larger-than-life, neoclassic, film noir, somnambulist visionary dreamlike masterpiece....Sorry, Jeremy, only in your "Perfect Sleep" dreams! From beginning to end, the central character delivers an incessantly droning voice-over monotone narration. Was this intended to lull the viewer to sleep? Desired or not, that's the effect it had on me.

Looking at the finished product, the execution didn't achieve 10% of what was envisioned. There were a few moments when it seemed SLEEP was, at last, awakening! (Fleeting moments, indeed!) Movie locations were ONE 10* element. Mr. Alter certainly does have a good eye...All other visual aspects 7 or 8*. Just about every other aspect rates 2 or 3*! Overall:

4*....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA! (If You Can Manage)

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!


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