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Book of Dreams: 'Welcome to Crateland' (1994)

Attractive young woman, Mona, retells a surreal nightmare she had. She's in her bed when a macabre man with a gun appears and tells her to enter a crate. An assembly line is taking countless crates to their doom. She looks for a way out.

Director:

Alex Proyas

Writer:

Alex Proyas
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tiffany Powles Tiffany Powles ... Mona
Steve Ostrow Steve Ostrow ... Gun Man
Angela Cockburn Angela Cockburn ... Cleaning Woman
Ericka Tucha Ericka Tucha ... Mother (as Erika Tucha)
Tony Woollams Tony Woollams ... Father
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Storyline

In this first of the two Book of Dreams shorts, a puzzled young woman called Mona, who has certain femme fatale qualities to her, retells a surreal dream she recently had. She's lying in her bed in her negligee, when a macabre grinning older man with a gun appears and tells her to enter a crate that appears in the room. With her inside, the crate is placed on a nightmarish assembly line of sorts that carries countless crates with similar cargo to their doom - a boiling pot-like structure. She's not afraid for some reason, but still wants to find a way out before the crate reaches its destination. It turns out that there's an infinite amount of space inside the crate she's in, so she crawls around the crate exploring it. She has a couple of odd encounters there, including one with the grinning man, who reappears to ask her to stay, claiming that all her wishes will come true there, but she isn't buying it.

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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Book of Dreams See more »

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Trivia

Although the title of this short implies that this is the third entry in a series of films, there's in fact only one more entry in this short film franchise - "Book of Dreams - Dream 7: Ruben's Dream", released in 1995. See more »

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Referenced in Dark City (1998) See more »

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