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Sleeping Beauty (2011)

 -  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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Bridgette Barrett ...
Dinner Waitress
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Hannah Bella Bowden ...
Dinner Waitress
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Alan Cardy ...
Dinner Guest
Peter Carroll ...
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Benita Collings ...
Dinner Guest
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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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Beleza Adormecida  »

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AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$29,004 (USA) (16 December 2011)
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Was the first Australian movie to premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival since Moulin Rouge! (2001) a decade before. See more »

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When Lucy is telling her mom her credit card number she only says twelve digits. Visa cards have thirteen or sixteen. See more »

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Man 1: Rise up and walk, none of your bones are broken.
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A Bizarre & Uncomfortable Art Film
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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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