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Close Your Eyes (2002)

Doctor Sleep (original title)
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A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer.

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Nick Willing
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Henderson ... Janet Losey
Goran Visnjic ... Michael Strother
Miranda Otto ... Clara Strother
Sophie Stuckey Sophie Stuckey ... Heather
Josh Richards Josh Richards ... Keith
John Rogan John Rogan ... Francis Paladine
Claire Rushbrook ... Grace
Lauren Gabrielle Volpert Lauren Gabrielle Volpert ... Martha Strother
Sarah Woodward ... Police Inspector Hilary Ash
Corin Redgrave ... Chief Inspector Clements
Paddy Considine ... Elliot Spruggs
Madison Smartt Bell Madison Smartt Bell ... Hypnosis Patient
Stevie Nye Stevie Nye ... Young Boy 1
Joshua McGowan Joshua McGowan ... Young Boy 2
Andrew French Andrew French ... Police Detective
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Storyline

While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is called upon by Scotland Yard to unlock the secrets she holds in order to catch a man who believes he has discovered the key to immortality. Written by Jaime Jeske <jaimej78@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

First Look Media | Deal [France] | See more »

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 May 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Close Your Eyes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,980, 25 April 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,381, 2 May 2004
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Goran Visnjic lived in a rented flat above a pub off Trafalgar Square for three months while filming this movie. See more »

Quotes

Janet Losey: I don't have 500 quid.
Dr. Michael Strother: I didn't have to read your mind to know that.
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Performed by Simon Boswell
Published by Sunfun Music
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An Unknown Great Thriller to Be Discovered by Viewers
2 July 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In London, Michael Strother (Goran Vismjic) is a specialist in treatment for quitting smoking through hypnosis. His patient, the detective Janet Losey (Shirley Henderson), decides to use Michael's skills with the little girl Heather, who was kidnapped by a sick serial killer and escaped, but was speechless in shock. Michael gets involved with the investigation of Janet, threatening the safety of his own family. Along the story, weird mysteries are disclosed, having a hook in its open end for a possible sequel. This movie is an unknown great thriller. I saw this DVD on sale, and I decided to buy it just because it was very cheap. The introduction of the story is so good that I have decided to pay attention on the plot. What a surprise: it is indeed a spooky story, full of mystery, which makes the viewer tense, guessing whether it is a thriller or a horror movie. The direction is precise, using special effects only to create an atmosphere and cast has a good performance. This little gem deserves to be discovered by fans of thrillers full of suspense. Unfortunately, the DVD does not present any extra. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Hipnose' (`Hypnosis')


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