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The Perfect Sleep -- In a timeless city, a man with no name returns to the violent, brutal domain of assassins he left ten years before.  There is no reason for him to come back, save one: Porphyria, the girl he grew up with...
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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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Anton Pardoe ... The Narrator

Anthony Dilio ... 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)

Roselyn Sanchez ... Porphyria

Denyse Tontz ... Young Porphyria
Scout Alter ... Young Narrator

Frank Bruynbroek ... Young Nikolai

Scarlett Chorvat ... Tatiana

Daniel Goddard ... Sergei

Dmitri S. Boudrine ... Kolya (as Dimitri Boudrine)
Stefan Pardoe ... Ganya
Said Bakouch ... The Maharajah
Brandon Kumar ... Young Rajah

Pasha D. Lychnikoff ... Vassily (as Pavel Lynchnikoff)

Cameron Daddo ... Rogozhin

Tristan Thomas ... Young Ivan

Peter J. Lucas ... Ivan

Sam Thakur ... The Rajah

John Fleck ... Mr. Van Heflin

Patrick Bauchau ... Nikolai
Martin Hunter ... The Assassin

Isaac C. Singleton Jr. ... Gregor

Franc Ross ... Wind Generator Repairman

Amanda Gallo ... Nadya

Jeremy Batiste ... Singing Guard

Dominiquie Vandenberg ... Captain Keller

Traci Ann Wolfe ... Femme Fatale

Michael Paré ... Officer Pavlovich
Michael Hugghins ... City Steps Perp
Matt Baker ... Clinic Guard

Gary Michael Schultz ... Clinic Guard (as Gary Schultz)

Tony Amendola ... Dr. Sebastian
MfD ... Alberto the Janitor

Jeff Kerr McGivney ... First Generator Room Guard

Derek Anthony ... Second Generator Room Guard

Damion Poitier ... First Hallway Guard
Jeff Podgurski ... Second Hallway Guard

Jeremy Fitzgerald ... Stethoscoped Guard
Brandon Johnson ... Gurney Guard

Amy Jo Traicoff ... Dr. Sylvija
Jeff S. Chase ... Fort Epanchin Guard
Crouchy ... Fort Epanchin Guard

Clay Cullen ... Fort Epanchin Guard
Chris Daniels ... Fort Epanchin Guard

Rex Reddick ... Fort Epanchin Guard (as Rex J. Reddick)

Felipe Savahge ... Fort Epanchin Guard
Mark Sawyer ... Fort Epanchin Guard

Larnell Stovall ... Fort Epanchin Guard

Scott Workman ... Fort Epanchin Guard

Keith Allan ... The Grand Inquisitor M.D.
Michael Perrin ... Nikolai's Mongrel
Kenny Richards ... Nikolai's Mongrel
Craig Frosty Silva ... Nikolai's Mongrel (as Craig 'Frosty' Silva)

Tim Sitarz ... Nikolai's Mongrel
Ryan Watson ... Nikolai's Mongrel

Ralf Koch ... Little Boy Blue
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Daniela Amavia ... Nastasia (uncredited)
Chad Koch ... Running Attack Guard (uncredited)

Julia Rose ... Semele (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeremy Alter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anton Pardoe  writer

Produced by
Jeremy Alter .... producer
C. Steve Goldstein .... associate producer
Keith Kjarval .... producer
Anton Pardoe .... producer
Steven Ritchie .... line producer: additional photograhy
Ben Ruffman .... associate producer
Jay Sedrish .... executive producer
Rafael E. Sánchez .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Vanian 
Cinematography by
Charles Papert 
Film Editing by
Martin Hunter 
Casting by
Caroline Liem 
Production Design by
Clayton Hartley 
Art Direction by
Mark Molina 
Set Decoration by
Chanida Trueblood 
Costume Design by
Kristen Anacker 
Makeup Department
Michelle Clark .... key makeup artist
Duke Cullen .... special makeup effects artist
Christina M. Gaudy .... makeup artist (additional photography)
Clark Ivor .... hair stylist: Roselyn Sanchez
Clark Ivor .... makeup artist: Roselyn Sanchez
Brian Penikas .... special makeup effects artist
Yvonne Wang .... makeup artist
Production Management
Allan Hagan .... unit production manager: second unit
Pamela Jaeckle .... production supervisor
Jay Sedrish .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keri Bruno .... second second assistant director
Thom Buckley .... additional second assistant director
Chris Edmonds .... first assistant director
Michelle Edmonds .... second assistant director
Taylor Phillips .... assistant director: additional photography
Art Department
Dennis L. Baker .... set dresser
Justin DeNino .... set dresser
Mark Fenlason .... property master
Matthew Lach .... assistant property master
Lance Lindahl .... set dresser
Sound Department
Dean Andre .... sound mixer: additional photography
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Robert Dehn .... assistant sound editor
Emil Gallardo .... sound production assistant
Jason Gaya .... assistant sound editor
Jason Gaya .... sound recordist
Judah Getz .... assistant sound editor
Shawn London .... sound effects editor
Peter V. Meiselmann .... production sound mixer
Tim Montijo .... sound designer
Evaristo Scarsanela Junior .... assistant sound editor
Ian Wallschlaeger .... boom operator: additional photography
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
John Brubaker .... roto artist
Chris LeDoux .... visual effects supervisor
Tim LeDoux .... digital compositor
Michael A. Martinez .... digital compositor
Jeff Chase .... stunts
Ken Clark .... stunt performer
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunt coordinator
Ryan Fitzgerald .... stunt player
Johnny Nguyen .... stunt double: The Rajah
Rex Reddick .... stunts
Kenny Richards .... stunt actor: thug
Felipe Savahge .... utility stunts
Craig Frosty Silva .... stunt double
Craig Frosty Silva .... stunts
Tim Sitarz .... stunt performer
Larnell Stovall .... stunts
Ryan Watson .... stunts
Scott Workman .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bartolini .... gaffer: additional photography
Greg Brezovec .... grip
Tyler Cartner .... assistant camera
Eric C. Castro .... best boy electric
Jeff Dolen .... electrician
Shane English .... assistant camera
Ray Garcia .... key grip
Greg Gardiner .... director of photography: additional photography
Antonio V. Garrido .... best boy grip
Antonio V. Garrido .... dolly grip
Tim Hermann .... electrician
Matthew Kistenmacher .... electrician
Gerald Lee .... electrician
Gabriel Lewis .... gaffer: second unit
Daniel Miller .... key grip
Jon Reynolds .... assistant camera
Bradley Richard .... first assistant camera
Michael Roberts .... still photographer
Todd SanSone .... digital imaging technician
Rafael E. Sánchez .... gaffer
Sam Wayman .... electrician
Justin Wells .... digital imaging technician
Darryl Wilson .... best boy grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daphne Vardakis .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Emily Chiu .... first assistant editor
Daniel Doss .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Robert aaron Brown .... driver: production van
Charles Ramirez .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
LaVonne Rae Andrews .... craft service
Jeremy Batiste .... production assistant
Anthony Eikner .... script supervisor: additional photography
Mark Fenlason .... weapons handler
Jonathan Jansen .... location manager
Iwona Kanclerz .... script supervisor
Jun C. Lin .... location manager
Tennyson E. Stead .... production assistant
Lavinia Zetina .... production accountant
Michael Brodersen .... very special thanks (as Mike Brodersen)
Gary Oldman .... very special thanks

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Additional Details

Rated R for violence, some language and brief drug use
Germany:99 min (European Film Market)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Continuity: 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:For the first time in my life I feel like I've been part of a job well done. The operative word being *done*.See more »
Movie Connections:
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31 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Fair is Fair, 15 June 2009
Author: djkaspar from Portugal

I've just finished watching this... it's in my VLC player for two days. The main reason why it took me so long to go through it is that I find things that I love about it, and on the other hand I find things that I can't believe are so very poor and almost make vomit... and so this dichotomy makes the movie a hard piece to swallow.

I'll try to name a few of the negative aspects first:

1. The plot line seems confused and overly complex, and the poor graphic details of the movie make it pale and uninteresting to look at (which, if it where not the case, could help create interest on the viewer's part to keep pace with the strange and intricate family drama)

2. There are hardly any other actors apart from the characters; this means there are little to no extras, no population, no sense of society... all it looks like is a void and empty sequence of dark scenarios with little to no discerning features whatsoever... Making the whole thing a little too often look like a sequence of amateur theater shoots. In other words, the director and producers did not bother to put any effort into making the environment of the film credible. It isn't at any time delivering any kind of veracity to the possibility of the story ever finding an imaginable realm where it could take place.

3. Things don't seem too thought out. The main character is a prince, or some kind of bastard descendant of a ruler... but he does not behave like one. You can hardly piece together how he lived his life, why he is hunted down (right at the beginning), or why is his brother convinced that he is somehow responsible for his father's death. I mean... it doesn't feel like a noble family's intuitive dynamic at all, certainly not like the type on a Dostoievsky novel.

4. It looks like it's a student project, because the acting is so over the top, on a few of the parts... Other, elder, actors are brilliant. The difference is astounding. There seems to be no effort to push the younger actors into delivering a real credible performance. It feels very strange.

OK, on to the good parts:

1. The dialogs. They really present a vocabulary experience that is close to film noir classics, and and times is so poetic and powerful that it actually makes you think of Russian novels. It seems to be very well written throughout, but poorly executed. I almost need to close my eyes to the sad spectacle of the movie, to listen to the character's amazing discourse on some parts. The main character is poorly crafted, I thought... It lacked coherence in it's actions, some real sense of integrity, I feel the way it is both shown and interpreted is very silly, exaggerated and completely nonsensical.

2. Some of the acting is amazing, Tony Amendola especially! I rarely see such talent in an actor... he was the only one (maybe alongside Patrick Bachau) that picked up the text and brought it to a credible output... and he stands out brilliantly.

3. The fighting. Well, I thought fights here would be ridiculous... in the context of the dramatic feud that takes place through the plot. But in the end, they are quite contrary, almost the best this film has to show. They seem well rehearsed, well executed and choreographed, and look pretty cool. Too bad the scenarios in which they take place are so lame, and incoherent... Where it not for that, the fight scenes would be some of the most consistent I've seen.

4. The sense of sympathy. The core idea of this film seems to be so appealing, I can almost imagine this script beating the crap out of a Frank Miller adaptation of Sin City. I can compare this title to "The Spirit"... "The Spirit" has a million dollar budget, looks brilliant, but it's absolutely horrible (week and whack storyline, terrible acting, horrendously tedious and terrible directing), but "The Perfect Sleep" - if it had better and more consistent casting and directing - and the visual investments of "The Spirit" could have been a fabulous work of art. It feels like something that should be re-done by some serious experts, because I believe there would be much better ways of delivering the script.

In the end, it's hardly worth watching unless you don't have anything better to do. I hope this helped... My vote of 5 goes to the writers and the initial concept that could have been brilliantly executed, to the idea that could have been... And an incentive to Pardoe, who imagined it, to learn from this experience and do better next time.

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