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Sleeping Beauty (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 2 December 2011 (USA)
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A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.

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5 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Bridgette Barrett ...
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Hannah Bella Bowden ...
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Alan Cardy ...
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Peter Carroll ...
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Benita Collings ...
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Vernon Hayman ...
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Lucy is a university student who is working a number of jobs. She volunteers at a research lab, works at a coffee shop, and as a photocopy clerk in an office. She responds to an advertisement and embarks on an erotic freelance job in which she is required to sleep in bed alongside paying customers. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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2 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Beleza Adormecida  »

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AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,207 (USA) (2 December 2011)

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$29,004 (USA) (16 December 2011)
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Emily Browning forbid her father from seeing the film. See more »

Goofs

When giving the credit card number to her mother she says it's a Visa card, but the first number she gives is five. All Visa cards start with four; it is MasterCard that starts with five. See more »

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Hallelujah Businessman: Some people fake their deaths. I'm faking my life.
Lucy: You're doing a good job.
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Featured in Brows Held High: Sleeping Beauty (2012) See more »

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Bratan
Written by Paul Corley
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A Bizarre & Uncomfortable Art Film
20 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Featuring Australian actress Emily Browning in the titular role, this bizarre and uncomfortable art film is almost worth watching for her exquisitely pretty face alone; but alas, she plays an utterly depressed character completely devoid of feelings, emotions, and, well, character—a combination uncomfortable to watch whatever face is behind it.

Sleeping Beauty finds Emily Browning portray a college student who allows herself to be drugged into unconsciousness and played with by perverted old men for money—though in a bizarre turn of events it turns out she seems to care for the money as much as she does her maltreated body.

She also has a bizarre friend known as "Bird Man" who seems to be in love with her. Whatever the case—long periods of naked unconsciousness; old wrinkled men in the buff; and a seriously depressed, repressed, oppressed, and suppressed protagonist make this a very bizarre and uncomfortable art film.

(Disclaimer: The film features gorgeous cinematography and has an affecting plot, even if it isn't entirely discernible. Certainly worth watching)


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