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The Science of Sleep (2006)

La science des rêves (original title)
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A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

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Complete credited cast:
... Stéphane Miroux
... Stéphanie
... Guy
... Christine Miroux
Pierre Vaneck ... Monsieur Pouchet
... Zoé
Aurélia Petit ... Martine
... Serge
Stéphane Metzger ... Sylvain
Alain de Moyencourt ... Gérard (as Decourt Moyen)
Inigo Lezzi ... Monsieur Persinnet
Yvette Petit ... Ivana
... Piano-playing Policeman
Eric Mariotto ... Policeman
Bertrand Delpierre ... Présentateur JT
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Following the death of his father in Mexico, Stéphane Miroux, a shy insecure young man, agrees to come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother Christine. He lands a boring job at a calendar-making firm and falls in love with his charming neighbor Stéphanie. But conquering her is no bed of roses for the young man and the only solution he finds to put up with the difficulties he is going through is escape into a dream world... Written by Guy Bellinger

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In dreams emotions are overwhelming. See more »


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Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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29 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€130,814 (Italy), 21 January 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$347,925, 24 September 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,663,809, 17 December 2006
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[first lines]
Stephane: ¡Un, dos, tres, cuatro!
[Stéphane plays the drums, then the piano, then moves the cameras. "Stéphane TV"]
Stephane: Hi, and welcome back to another episode of "Télévision Educative". Tonight, I'll show you how dreams are prepared. People think it's a very simple and easy process but it's a bit more complicated than that. As you can see, a very delicate combination of complex ingredients is the key. First, we put in some random thoughts. And then, we add a little bit of reminiscences of the ...
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Funky Trip
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Don't let that vote fool you
20 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a perfect example of a love-it-or-hate-it movie simply because its very nature means it's somewhat plot less -- we're constantly unsure if what we're seeing on the screen is really real or just in Gael Garcia Bernal's dreams, and some moviegoers abhor uncertainty, hence I think the large number of "1" votes for this flick. (Also, the film is ostensibly foreign, but moves from French to English with equal measure, with a little bit of Spanish tossed in, too. So maybe the shifts in language also irked some people, but I found it enchanting.) So don't let those low votes fool you; this is a beautiful, sublime film, and if you let yourself go onto its wavelength, you'll most likely find yourself *enjoying* the (perhaps unsolvable) visual puzzle Michel Gondry has created here. It is the quintessence of magical realism, and yet everything comes across as absolutely effortless, unlike the forced whimsy of, say, last year's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or the too-clever-by-half Adaptation. I dare say it's probably one of the best films of the year.


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