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Sleepwalk (1986)

A woman is hired to transcribe an ancient Chinese manuscript. She finds that little by little, the manuscript has powers that begin to take over her life.

Director:

Sara Driver
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne Fletcher Suzanne Fletcher ... Nicole
Ann Magnuson ... Isabelle
Dexter Lee Dexter Lee ... Jimmy
Stephen Chen Stephen Chen ... Dr. Gou
Tony Todd ... Barrington
Richard Boes Richard Boes ... The thief
Ako ... Ecco Ecco
Harvey Perr Harvey Perr ... Matt
Jim Stark Jim Stark ... Detective
Joe Dell'Olio Joe Dell'Olio ... Policeman
Rebecca Wright ... Fence (as Roberta Wright)
Steve Buscemi ... Worker
Barbara Klar Barbara Klar ... Worker
Linda Yablonski Linda Yablonski ... Worker
Sally Venue Sally Venue ... Worker
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A woman is hired to transcribe an ancient Chinese manuscript. She finds that little by little, the manuscript has powers that begin to take over her life.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

I nyhta tou skylou See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Pure delight
21 August 2016 | by UncleAimlessSee all my reviews

I doubt Sara Driver's SLEEPWALK needs to go begging for favorable reviews, and I don't imagine many people who have seen, or who may be tempted to see, the film would bother looking up what the peanut gallery here at IMDb makes of it, but since there is currently only a single review here, and a negative one, I thought I should point out that SLEEPWALK is a beautiful, atmospheric film, in the rich minority tradition of the low-budget American cinema of uncanny mystery and poetry, imaginatively directed, gorgeously photographed, witty and clever, with immaculate performances by Suzanne Fletcher and the great Ann Magnuson. The big mystery surrounding the heroine's translation assignment never fully becomes clear, which I can imagine would be frustrating for some, but the film is not meant to work on a straight plot level, and viewers have to be willing to let go and just go with it, in a pure visual poetry way.


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