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Mientras duermes (2011)

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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Marcos
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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
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Padre de Úrsula
Margarita Roset ...
Madre de César
Ruben Ametllé ...
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Manel Dueso ...
Comisario (as Manuel Dueso)
Tony Corvillo ...
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Ricard Sadurní ...
Policía 2
Xavier Pujolràs ...
Policía 3
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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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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

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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Keep Me In Mind
Written by Burt Bacharach and Jack Wolf
Performed by Patti Page
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Masterful Perversion
23 May 2013 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I 've seen "REC" some months ago and I just wasn't sure... I mean, how can you tell if there is a visionary director or some random guy who just got lucky? REC wasn't so demanding by concept and it all worked out fine.

So I had to check another one by and this time I found out that Jaume Balagueró really is a visionary director plus ...I just got lucky! Because Sleep Tight was a real treat for this messed up part of my mind (we all have this, no? It's just me? Whatever...).

Yes, it is a thriller all right, but not the horror-jump scare kind of thriller. The horror element here is actually a poison more than just a scare. It will slowly get into you and when this film is done with you it will extract a portion of happiness out of you for the pleasure of César.

César is the main character and he is suffering from pathological unhappiness. He have an urge to kill himself every single day but his survival instinct driving him to find a reason not to. But what can you do to feel better in this absolute unhappiness especially since you realize that you are just not capable of happiness? Well, misery loves company. And the only way is to make the others unhappy too.

That's the whole story actually, but the way this story unfolds itself before our unsuspected eyes is masterful. I was stand up alone clapping my hands in the first twenty minutes. I was on the edge ever after and before the very end I was filled with sympathy AND repulsion for the same character, soaked into despair of what a man can do.


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