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Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012)

Eddie (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 5 April 2013 (USA)
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A painter struggling for inspiration finds an unexpected muse after he accepts a teaching position in a small town and becomes the caregiver to Eddie, a seemingly docile art student with a rare sleepwalking condition.

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Boris Rodriguez

Writers:

Boris Rodriguez (screenplay), Jonathan Rannells (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thure Lindhardt ... Lars
Georgina Reilly ... Lesley
Dylan Smith ... Eddie (as Dylan Scott Smith)
Alain Goulem ... Harry
Paul Braunstein ... Verner
Stephen McHattie ... Ronny
Peter Michael Dillon ... Charles
Alexis Maitland ... Nancy
Sean Tucker ... Ice Fisherman #1
Karl Claude Karl Claude ... Ice Fisherman #2
Jon McLaren ... Ice Fisherman #3
Mark Stevick Mark Stevick ... Boyfriend in Bar
Rachelle Casseus ... Girlfriend in Bar
Norman Mikeal Berketa Norman Mikeal Berketa ... Bartender (as Norman Berketa)
Charlie Ebbs ... Drunk Driver
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Storyline

Lars Olafssen, once a young celebrity in the art world is slipping away fast into the land of has-beens. His long-time art dealer, Ronny, is now an ungracefully aging hipster who desperately wants his meal ticket back. But Lars refuses to paint. His creativity comes at too high a cost - his inspiration is carnage - blood, guts and limbs. Not surprisingly, this lead to a dreadful breakdown in the past. Nevertheless, an eager Ronny arranges a teaching job for Lars at an art school in Koda Lake, a small Canadian town in the middle of nowhere. It's a "therapeutic" measure for Lars - a means to conquer his need to paint in the "safety" of a country retreat... That is, until Eddie comes into his life. Written by dobbinnian / rodriguez

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Taglines:

Part muse... Part sleepwalking cannibal. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,016, 7 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,521, 28 April 2013
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Trivia

The only artwork made by the characters that can be clearly and fully seen belong to Eddie. The artwork from the other characters is only shown partially or not at all. See more »

Goofs

During the conversation scene between Ronny and Lars if you look over Ronny's shoulder you see an empty paint easel. At the end of the scene as Ronny leaves, Lars stands and looks back to the easel which now has a blank painting on it. See more »

Soundtracks

Coro delle incudini: Vedi, le fosche notturne (Coro)
from "Il Trovatore: Act 2, Scene One"
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala (as Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano / Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano) and Herbert von Karajan
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Good, hilarious fun
3 July 2012 | by connor-404-37882See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this one when I saw it at the Edinburgh International Film Festival: it's consistently funny, and reminiscent of the UK's Shaun of the Dead, except obviously with a Danish-Canadian spin. I'm not going to bore you with a summary of the film, as you can easily find that elsewhere on this page, but I will say that it was well cast, well acted, and very well paced. Great comedic timing, and a really interesting character dynamic, in that you feel sorry for almost everyone involved; you don't just feel sorry for Eddie, whose cannibalism is almost being taken advantage of by Lars, but also for Lars, who has trouble finding inspiration, and Lesley, who doesn't understand why he's acting so strangely. That makes for a really compelling story, which is wrapped up perfectly at the end. I left the cinema very satisfied, and it's one of my highlights from the whole festival.


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