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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)

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A former gangster reenters the criminal underworld after his brother suspiciously commits suicide.

Director:

Mike Hodges

Writer:

Trevor Preston
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Will
Charlotte Rampling ... Helen
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Davey
Malcolm McDowell ... Boad
Jamie Foreman ... Mickser
Ken Stott ... Turner
Sylvia Syms ... Mrs. Bartz
Alexander Morton ... Victor
John Surman John Surman ... Pathologist
Paul Mohan ... Coroner
Damian Dibben ... David Myers
Amber Batty Amber Batty ... Sheridan
Daisy Beaumont Daisy Beaumont ... Stella, Drugs Seeker
Lidija Zovkic Lidija Zovkic ... Philippa, Model
Geoff Bell ... Arnie Ryan
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Storyline

Will Graham is a gangster who has left the life of crime and is living in the countryside. He comes out of hiding to investigate the death of his brother when he learns that he committed suicide. Charlotte Rampling is his old girlfriend who owns a restaurant. Boad is the villain responsible for the bad things that happened to Will's brother. Written by Andrea Barney <andrea808@hotmail.com>

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The hypnotic thriller from the director of Croupier and the classic Get Carter See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a rape scene, violent images and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Paramount Classics

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Simple See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,415, 20 June 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$358,804, 14 November 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julie Christie, Jacqueline Bisset and Vanessa Redgrave were all considered for the role that went to Charlotte Rampling. See more »

Quotes

Will: Look at me. Look at what I've become. I sometimes don't talk to another living soul for fucking days, weeks. I'm always on the move. I trust no one, nothing. And it's got fuck-all to do with escape or withdrawal or fear. It's grief. For a life wasted. And now there's Davey. Another fucking wasted life. And I'm gonna find out why.
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Featured in O Lucky Malcolm! (2006) See more »

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Composed by Simon Fisher-Turner (as Simon Fisher Turner) and Robin Rimbaud
Recorded by Simon Fisher-Turner (as SFT) and Scanner
Published by Mute Song Ltd and 3MV Music Publishing/Big Life Music Ltd
Courtesy of Sulphur Records
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Back to the Past
9 October 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After the suicide of the small time drug dealer and thief Davey (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), his brother and former powerful gangster Will Graham (Clive Owen), who is living a peaceful recluse life trying to redeem himself from his past, returns to his homeland to investigate the motives for such desperate act. Will hires an independent autopsy and the coroner informs that Davey had been raped the night before his death. Will returns to his past life seeking for revenge.

"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" is a deceptive thriller with an absolute absence of originality. In spite of having a great cast leaded by Clive Owen, Charlotte Rampling, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Malcolm McDowell, and a beautiful and stylish cinematography, the screenplay is very weak and confused, with a storyline similar to many other better movies. The characters are badly developed, and who they are and their motives are disclosed in a confused way. Further, the motives of Boad for the stupidity against Davey are unbelievably ridiculous. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil):" Vingança Final" ("Final Revenge")


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