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Sleep Tight (2011) More at IMDbPro »Mientras duermes (original title)

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Director:
Writer:
Alberto Marini (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 October 2011 (Spain) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really? | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
10 wins & 21 nominations See more »
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(38 articles)
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Expertly crafted and genuinely unsettling See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Luis Tosar ... César

Marta Etura ... Clara
Alberto San Juan ... Marcos
Petra Martínez ... 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
Pep Tosar ... Padre de Úrsula
Margarita Rosed ... Madre de César (as Margarita Roset)
Ruben Ametllé ... Trabajador Oficina 1
Manel Dueso ... Comisario (as Manuel Dueso)

Tony Corvillo ... Policía 1
Ricard Sadurní ... Policía 2
Xavier Pujolràs ... Policía 3
Oriol Genís ... Administrador
Iker López ... Hermano de Úrsula
Dolors Vidal ... Madre de Clara (as Lola Vidal)
Patricia Arredondo ... Criada
Xavier Calvet ... Trabajador Oficina 2
Gemma Nierga ... Radio de madrugada (voice)
Carles Pérez ... Radio despertador (voice)

Directed by
Jaume Balagueró 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alberto Marini  screenplay

Produced by
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Alberto Marini .... executive producer
Carla Pérez de Albéniz .... line producer
Elisa Salinas .... associate producer
Eckehardt Von Damm .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lucas Vidal 
 
Cinematography by
Pablo Rosso 
 
Film Editing by
Guillermo de la Cal 
 
Casting by
Cristina Campos 
 
Production Design by
Javier Alvariño 
 
Set Decoration by
Nuria Muni 
 
Costume Design by
Marian Coromina 
 
Makeup Department
Alma Casal .... makeup artist
Ana Cortés .... assistant hair stylist (as Ana María Cortés)
Samanta Crescente .... assistant makeup artist
Satur Merino .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Magda Gargallo .... unit production manager
Teresa Gefaell .... production manager
Carla Pérez de Albéniz .... production manager (as Carla P. de Albéniz)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Aran .... second assistant director
Belén Funes .... trainee assistant director
José Garnelo .... trainee assistant director
Carlos Rosal .... third assistant director
Fernando Sánchez-Izquierdo .... assistant director (as Fernando Izquierdo)
 
Art Department
Pau Albin .... set dresser
Nina Caussà .... assistant art director (as Nina Caussa)
Silvia Crivillers .... props master
Alexis Fibla .... set draftsman
Xavier Martínez .... set draftsman
Jun Matsuura .... storyboard artist
Nuria Muni .... set decorator
Laia Serra .... props on set
Montse Soler .... property master
 
Sound Department
Marc Bech .... sound effects editor
Marc Bech .... sound effects recordist
David Calleja .... sound re-recording mixer
Manuel Carrión .... foley artist (as Manolo Carrión)
Laura Díez Mora .... dialogue editor (as Laura Díez)
Gerard Espert .... mixer assistant
Gerard Espert .... sound recordist
Josep Prieto .... sound recordist
Jaume Puig .... dolby consultant
Joan Riba .... boom operator
David Rodríguez .... foley mixer
Jordi Rossinyol Colomer .... sound recordist (as Jordi Rossinyol)
Oriol Tarragó .... sound designer
Oriol Tarragó .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Sara Alarcón .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX
Juan Carlos Dávila .... supervisor special effects
Jaime Fortea .... special effects technician
Antonio Gómez .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX
David Martí .... special effects supervisor
José M. Meneses .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX (as José Manuel Meneses)
Jordi Morera .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX
Raquel Munuera .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX
Pablo Perona Navarro .... special effects makeup: DDT SFX (as Pablo Perona)
Montse Ribé .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Cesc Biénzobas .... visual effects supervisor
Llorenç Borràs .... visual effects artist
Lorenzo Lovera .... visual effects artist
David Vico López .... digital compositor
Carles Zamorano .... cgi supervisor
 
Stunts
Ángela Araujo .... stunts
Àlex Domènech .... stunt double: Alberto San Juan
Anna García .... stunts
Gonzalo Hernández .... stunt double
Antonio Higueruelo .... stunt coordinator (as Toni Higueruelo)
Abel Jiménez .... stunts
Mario Jiménez .... stunts
Francesc Martinell .... stunts (as Cesc Martinell)
Pepi Martos .... stund double: Marta Etura
Juan Manuel Marín .... stunts
Francisco Morillo .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Javier Alomar .... camera operator: "b" camera
Salva Castellarnau .... grip assistant
Ricard Durany .... electrician
Adrià Egea .... second unit: first assistant camera
Roberto Escudero .... additional electrician (as Txaka Escudero)
Roberto Escudero .... electrician
Juan Ramón Figueiras .... electrician
Sergi Iracheta .... second unit: assistant camera
Niko Lasarte .... steadicam operator
Froilán Lugilde .... gaffer
Isaac Martínez .... additional electrician
Kike Martínez .... electrician
Idoia Mazizior .... assistant camera
Joan Morató .... steadicam operator
Segismundo Mulero .... key grip (as Mundo Mulero)
María Muñoz .... video assist
Woody Méndez .... additional electrician
Tote Navalón .... first assistant camera
Marc Piera .... second unit: assistant camera
Nora Piera .... assistant camera
Eduard Pumariega .... additional electrician
Jordi Punsola .... grip assistant
David Rocher .... additional electrician
Guillermo Rodríguez .... second unit: assistant camera
Iván Rodríguez .... electrician
Sito Rojas .... electrician
Paco Román .... additional electrician
Xavi Ruiz .... additional electrician (as Xavier Ruiz)
Martin Samper .... making-of
Mireia Serrano .... second unit: assistant camera
Eric Solé .... additional electrician
Ramón Sánchez .... steadicam
Sergio Viveros .... electrician
Quim Vives .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Nerea Gamero .... extras casting
Juan Carlos Guzmán .... extras casting
Ana Matías .... extras casting (as Anna Matías)
Carmen Romero .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paloma Bomé .... assistant costume designer
Sebastià Laporte .... additional wardrobe (as Sebastián Laporte)
Nuria Peña .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Quique Cañadas .... digital intermediate colorist
Pau Itarte .... assistant editor
Ricard Juan .... digital intermediate editor
Victor Martos .... color timer
Nacho Melero .... digital intermediate supervisor
Jorge Ortiz Yus .... telecine colorist
Laura Sánchez .... digital intermediate coordinator (as Laura Sanchez)
 
Music Department
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Steve Dzialowski .... executive music producer
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Nicolas Godefroy .... music coordinator
Nicolas Godefroy .... music programmer
Isobel Griffiths .... contractor
Lewis Jones .... protools engineer
Steve Kempster .... music scoring mixer
Larry Mah .... pro tools operator
Charlotte Matthews .... music contractor assistant
Simon Rhodes .... score recordist
Tim Rodier .... orchestrator
Nate Underkuffler .... music editor
Lucas Vidal .... music producer
Lucas Vidal .... orchestrator
Bruce White .... viola
 
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Vicente Canales .... head of sales
Marta del Río .... production assistant
Diego Fernández .... production assistant
Raquel Giménez .... location manager
Pau Goñi .... production assistant
Laura Hernández .... script supervisor
Cris Lafront .... production trainee
Manel Manteca .... location manager
Delfina Marques .... assistant to executive producer
Amèlia Mora .... head of development
Noemi Oliete .... production coordinator
Nagore Pardo .... location manager
Néstor Pellegrini .... first production assistant
Marta Pons .... production secretary
Elisa Sirvent .... production coordinator
Albert Val .... head of development
Manel Vicaria .... press and promotion
Carles Vila .... dog trainer
Xènia Vilà .... second production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mientras duermes" - Spain (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Soundtrack:
Keep Me In MindSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Expertly crafted and genuinely unsettling, 22 March 2013
Author: MoodyB84 from United Kingdom

Firstly, I feel it is important to state that though the marketing says everywhere 'from the director of Rec', and I understand why, this is nothing like Rec. I personally thought that Rec was an excellent film, and despite being an addition to an over exhausted genre, at the time it brought something new to it. Sleep Tight is however, though a 'horror' by genre, much more subtle and psychological. For me, this it to its credit and what is produced is a master class in psychological horror. It is very hard to describe the plot to Sleep Tight without giving too much away about the developments in the plot, as it are these constant developments that are central to the psychological and emotional impact of the narrative. I also feel it is important to say that from what I described in the plot that it is not a film that is brutal or horrific just for the sake of it, or is torture porn. Sleep Tight is a far more intelligent film that in fact has very little blood or gore, and the horror lies simply in the atmosphere, psychology and emotional impact of described plot developments.

I personally found that one of the shocking aspects of this film was the personal revelations that our revealed about our own sub conscience. César commits some quite despicable acts that any moral human being would never consider doing; however we do feel sympathy and understanding towards the protagonist. We almost feel a part of his actions due to how the story is told from his point of view and when there is a risk of him getting caught I genuinely felt nervous, despite the fact he should obviously be in prison for what he is doing. I am of course only speaking for myself here, and the viewing experience of this film and emotional reaction to what goes on within the narrative may differ between viewers. I was however relieved to read that other reviewers have said similar things. Our emotional sympathy for the protagonist is most definitely partly down to Luis Tosar's magnetic performance as César. He strikes up feelings of fear and disgust, yet also evokes sympathy, in a similar way to his stunning performance in the excellent Cell 211 (Daniel Monzón, 2009).

Sleep Tight is a film consisting of some deeply unforgettable moments that stay with us for a while. The feelings we often get from these moments may not be good ones, but it is due to the expertly crafted psychological horror with images that are often only described that lies in what makes Sleep Tight such a deeply effecting experience. Many horror films tend to have far-fetched concepts which take away some of the effectiveness, however what happens within the narrative of Sleep Tight is perfectly believable and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that this can happen to anyone, possibly without us even knowing. The shocks never get boring, leaving to an extremely compelling experience, leading all the way up to unforgettable ending that will haunt for days. Also adding to the horror is the extremely effective juxtaposition of there always being bright sunshine outside and having an up-tempo swing soundtrack, despite what is happening within the narrative leaving an extremely disconcerting feeling even during the day when everyone is supposed to be safe.

One criticism is that some of the few things that César does without getting noticed are perhaps a little unbelievable. However, maybe I thought this because I know he is there. If you are not aware of his presence then maybe you indeed would be less likely to notice. Proving that less can indeed be more; Sleep Tight is vastly more effective and genuinely haunting than any big budget horror film that Hollywood tends to produce these days. With some unforgettable moments, Sleep Tight is genuinely guaranteed to haunt your sub conscience for days.

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