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Sleeping Beauty -- A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.
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Director:
Writer:
Julia Leigh (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 December 2011 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 29 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Bizarre & Uncomfortable Art Film See more (114 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Bridgette Barrett ... Dinner Waitress

Rachael Blake ... Clara
Hannah Bella Bowden ... Dinner Waitress

Emily Browning ... Lucy
Alan Cardy ... Dinner Guest
Peter Carroll ... Man 1

Les Chantery ... Driver
Benita Collings ... Dinner Guest

Michael Dorman ... Cook
Eden Falk ... Thomas

Anni Finsterer ... Train Riding Hairdresser

Mirrah Foulkes ... Sophie

James Fraser ... Guy with Ticket
Robin Goldsworthy ... Flatmate
Vernon Hayman ... Dinner Guest

Chris Haywood ... Man 2

Paul W. He ... Student Boyfriend (as Paul He)

Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Man 3
Amit Kelkar ... Lecturer
Sarah Kinsella ... Dinner Waitress

Ewen Leslie ... Birdmann

Tammy Macintosh ... Work Colleague

Ivy Mak ... Business Woman

Tracy Mann ... Waxing Beautician
Stephanie Menere ... Dinner Waitress

Henry Nixon ... Lucy's Ex-Boyfriend

Lauren Orrell ... Dinner Waitress

Nathan Page ... Businessman 2

Kelly Paterniti ... Female Student - Bathroom

Lizzie Schebesta ... Mansion Girl
Natalia Siwek ... Dinner Waitress
Justin Smith ... Hallelujah Businessman

Sarah Snook ... Flatmate
Pearl Tan ... Pedicure Beautician
Jamie Timony ... Student Doctor

Joel Tobeck ... Businessman 1
Sonny Vrebac ... Agent (as Sinisa Vrebac)
Hannah Wang ... Student Girlfriend

Daniel Webber ... Spy Shop Assistant

Matthew Whittet ... Chef - Dinner Party 1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryuji Kunii ... University Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Julia Leigh 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Julia Leigh  screenplay

Produced by
Jessica Brentnall .... producer
Sasha Burrows .... associate producer
Jamie Hilton .... executive producer
Michelle Russell .... line producer
Timothy White .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ben Frost 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson 
 
Film Editing by
Nick Meyers 
 
Casting by
Nikki Barrett 
 
Production Design by
Annie Beauchamp 
 
Art Direction by
Jocelyn Thomas 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Thompson 
 
Costume Design by
Shareen Beringer 
 
Makeup Department
Catherine Biggs .... makeup artist
Lesley Vanderwalt .... makeup & hair designer
Lesley Vanderwalt .... makeup department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesse Allan .... additional ad
Breeze Callahan .... third assistant director
Dimitri Ellerington .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Zuzia Buszewicz .... art department assistant
Loretta Cosgrove .... construction coordinator
Mark Diggins .... construction foreman
Claire Dignam .... design assistant
Henry Downes .... art runner
Greg Hajdu .... construction coordinator
Ross Perkin .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Yulia Akerholt .... dialogue editor
Paradox Delilah .... sound assistant
Les Fiddess .... foley artist
Sam Hayward .... re-recording engineer
Robert Mackenzie .... re-recording mixer
Gerry Nucifora .... boom operator
Ben Osmo .... sound recordist
Martin Oswin .... foley mixer
Sam Petty .... sound designer
Brooke Trezise .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Adam Mada .... magic consultant: opening sequence
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Alberry .... data manager
Shahane Bekarian .... visual effects artist
Matthew T. Griffin .... digital compositor
James Rogers .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sian Bates .... second assistant camera
Sian Bates .... video split operator
Mal Booth .... dolly grip
Andrew Johnson .... steadicam operator
Wendy McDougall .... still photographer
Matthew Spowart .... second assistant "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Danny Long .... casting associate
Diana Ward .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elly Kamal .... costume supervisor
Dan Owen .... assistant costume stand-by
Christina Validakis .... costume buyer
 
Editorial Department
Brad Dunn .... digital conform editor
Olivier Fontenay .... colorist
David Gross .... additional post-production services
Katherine Heads .... digital intermediate producer
Annabelle Johnson .... assistant editor
Matthew M. North .... digital intermediate supervisor
 
Location Management
Louise McNicholl .... location manager
 
Other crew
Olivia Beardsley .... additional dialogue recording
Alex Cardy .... assistant to producer
Mike Horvath .... production secretary
Reza Mokhtar .... caterer
Patrick Rohr .... production runner
Cassandra Simpson .... production coordinator
Nathan Smith .... I/O operations liaison
Caroline Verge .... legals
Lucy Vorst .... production accountant
Diana Ward .... assistant to director
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jane Campion .... very special thanks
Bec Smith .... very special thanks
 

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101 min
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Trivia:
Emily Browning forbid her father from seeing the film.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Clara:Throughout history humankind has used drugs. Drugs are a form of grace. Aspirin for the soul.See more »
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BratanSee more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Bizarre & Uncomfortable Art Film, 20 August 2013
Author: Angel Clare

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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