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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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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

The Narrator: Like Winston Churchill told me, I never, never, never, never - in nothing great or small, large or petty - never give in.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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A very different flavor....that tastes quite good
2 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Without getting into specifics that would ruin the film for those that have not yet seen it, I will simply say that this is a film that has absolutely no direct comparison. It is a stand alone piece of work.

At the outset, I was completely surprised that I was in a world or universe I have never seen before. It felt like some kind of bizarre paradox between the The Godfather and The Maltese Falcon.

Sure there were times I was frustrated at the pace, but then I was given a healthy dose of very appealing brutality. That is the thing about this film: just when you settle into one facet or genre, the director smashes you into another.

It is obvious I really loved the film, but the truth is that I loved it most because it may not have given me what I am used to getting in little indie action films, but it did give me the unexpected, it was smart as hell, and it contains a whole lot of "I can't believe that happened" moments! See this film and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

Peace!


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