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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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


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Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA)  »

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(European Film Market)


Aspect Ratio:

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 »


The Narrator: [first lines - surveying windmill park] I know. I know what you're thinking, not the first to use it. But with a visual like this, what does it matter. So much can be drawn, endless numbers in constant motion, yet rooted in the ground. Would be easy to point out how so many turn in the same way, but never quite together. And then, there is my favorite.
[one not turning]
The Narrator: There are those who could use poetic imagery to comment on tilting at these modern windmills. Me, I just like the way they look.
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The Perfect Sleep
Written and Performed by David Vanian
Engineered by Justin Gariano
Guitars by Justin Gariano
Produced by David Bianco and David Vanian
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30 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I would say the narration was inane but, that would mean it had to have sense or substance, which it didn't.

The storyline was little more than that contrived by a ten year old boy with constipation while sitting on the pot.

If we still had coal fires we could use the lacklustre script and wooden acting to light the fire.

If vitality is the characteristic which distinguishes living things from nonliving things, we may now bury this and not bother with a wake.

I would like to say that this digital diatribe had no redeeming features at all but, it does have one, a visual one, and that is the beauty of Roselyn Sanchez.

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