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The Perfect Sleep (2009)

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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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 »

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The Narrator: Maybe it's best just to sleep on it. The only problem is when I sleep, I remember. And nothing hurts quite like that.
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Featured in Do Not Go See the Perfect Sleep (2009) See more »

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Born To Be Wicked
Written, Performed and Produced by David Vanian
Backing Vocals by Anton Pardoe
Guitar by Eddie Munoz and Mike Wilcox
Bass Guitar by Chris Gibbs
Keyboard by Dave Sobel
Drums by Rosie Curtale
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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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