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The Cure for Insomnia (1987)

Not really following any standard plot structure, the film mostly consists of poet L.D. Groban reciting his own poem of 4,080 pages, inter-spliced with X-rated film footage and rock music videos.


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This film is basically an experiment designed to reprogram biological clocks for insomniacs so they can sleep again. L.D. Groban reads his own poem during the span of about four days, which is interspliced with stock footage of heavy-metal videos and x-rated footage. Written by Anonymous

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This was the longest movie ever made at a total running time of 87 hours. It premiered in its entirety at The School Of The Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois from 31 January to 3 February 1987 in one continuous showing. Matrjoschka (2006) was released in 2006 with a running time of 95 hours. See more »

Alternate Versions

A shorter 'clean' version lasting a mere 80 hours is available without the erotic scenes. See more »

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It didn't cure my insomnia...
6 July 2019 | by EddyTheMartian007See all my reviews

I've suffered from insomnia for a long time. It's very difficult for me to fall asleep, and when I do I can only sleep for about an hour max. When I heard of this movie I was so excited. "Finally, might I be able to sleep well for once in my miserable life?!" I thought to myself, but 3 days and 15 hours later, after I finish this motion picture, I tried to sleep.

I have not slept since I watched this cursed movie. The X-Rated footage spliced in, with the rock, and the poem. EVERYTHING, I SEE IT ALL AGAIN WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES. I've gone to multiple therapists, multiple doctors. They say it tapped into something in my past. I've been traumatized. I haven't slept since I watched this movie 2 weeks ago. My eyes burn, my body feels broken... I don't know if I can go on.

0/10 did not fix my insomnia, and I might die.

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