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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Will
... Helen
... Davey
... Boad
... Mickser
... Turner
... Mrs. Bartz
... Victor
John Surman ... Pathologist
... Coroner
... David Myers
Amber Batty ... Sheridan
... Stella, Drugs Seeker
Lidija Zovkic ... Philippa, Model
... Arnie Ryan
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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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For three long years, Will Graham led a quiet life. Things are about to change. See more »


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

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30 April 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Simple  »

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

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Will: What was he into? He was always into something.
Arnie Ryan: Well, he didn't owe no one. I mean, no one was putting the hand on him, if that's what you mean. Everyone loved him, Will.
Will: Tell me.
Arnie Ryan: There's nothing to tell.
Will: Don't lie to me.
Arnie Ryan: He's dead. What does it matter?
Will: It matters. Of course it fucking matters. I wanna know why he died the way he died. I wanna know why he sat in a bath of cold water for twelve hours in his clothes, and then cut his throat. I want the fucking truth now.
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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 See 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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