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Sleep Tight (2011)

Mientras duermes (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 14 October 2011 (Spain)
You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sra. Verónica
Iris Almeida ...
Úrsula (as Iris Almeida Molina)
Carlos Lasarte ...
Vecino 4ºB
Amparo Fernández ...
Mujer de la limpieza
Roger Morilla ...
Joven de la limpieza
Padre de Úrsula
Margarita Roset ...
Madre de César
Ruben Ametllé ...
Trabajador Oficina 1
Manel Dueso ...
Comisario (as Manuel Dueso)
Policía 1
Ricard Sadurní ...
Policía 2
Xavier Pujolràs ...
Policía 3


Apartment concierge Cesar (Luis Tosar) is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara (Marta Etura) proves to be harder than the most. So Cesar goes to creepy extremes to make this young woman mentally break down. Things get even more complicated in this twisted relationship when her boyfriend, Marcos (Alberto San Juan), shows up.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

14 October 2011 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Sleep Tight  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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This movie is almost a remake of The Owner (El Propietario, 2008, by Luis Ziembrowsky and Javier Diment). The Owner is more crude and ideological, and this more publicitary and commercial, but are of the same family, with scenes shot exactly the same. See more »


Cesar uses Chloroform on Clara using a cloth, several times. She is rendered unconscious in seconds, yet when Cesar spills it straight on his face he is able to stagger around the apartment and even make it to the bathtub. See more »


César: Happy... That's exactly my problem. That I can't be happy. I never have been. Not even when good things happen to me. You can't imagine what it means to wake up every day with no motivation. The effort it takes me to find a reason, just one, not to let it all go to Hell. And believe me, I give it my best shot. My very best. Every day of my life...
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Creepy and Original-Powerful thriller
19 March 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Spanish thrillers are always original and different, I have been waiting for this movie after Rec(2007)& REC 2(2009).

It is an original thriller which has its values intact and will haunt your inner-self upside down. The story is about a person who is calamitous and he strives for a transcendental happiness through other people related to him.

It is an enigmatic movie with bleak intentions (being Ironic here) culminating a character, which has cruel intentions for his ecstasies.

An impeccable performance by Luis Tosar, story is first rate and screenplay is amazing.

Recommended for everyone who like thrillers

My 8/10

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