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The Perfect Sleep (2009)

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Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.

Director:

Jeremy Alter

Writer:

Anton Pardoe

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Pardoe Anton Pardoe ... The Narrator
Anthony Dilio ... Walter (as Anthony Dee)
David Beck David Beck ... Walter's Goon
Ken Clark Ken Clark ... Walter's Goon
Ryan Fitzgerald Ryan Fitzgerald ... Walter's Goon
James Hart James Hart ... Walter's Goon (as Jimmy Hart)
Roselyn Sanchez ... Porphyria
Denyse Tontz ... Young Porphyria
Scout Alter Scout Alter ... Young Narrator
Frank Bruynbroek ... Young Nikolai
Scarlett Chorvat ... Tatiana
Daniel Goddard ... Sergei
Dmitri S. Boudrine ... Kolya (as Dimitri Boudrine)
Stefan Pardoe Stefan Pardoe ... Ganya
Said Bakouch Said Bakouch ... The Maharajah
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Storyline

Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Прекрасный сон See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Unified Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At about ten minutes and eighteen seconds into the film, The Narrator is awoken by a car horn outside the "warehouse". He gets up, on his knees, using the cane for support. Then the camera switches to a shot of Walter laying on the ground, his cane visible and also lying on the ground. In the next shot, Walter's cane is in The Narrator's hand again. See more »

Quotes

The Narrator: How do you expect to survive against me?
Nikolai: Because, I want to kill you more than you want to live.
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Connections

Featured in Do Not Go See the Perfect Sleep (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Haunted Theater
Written and Performed by Greg Kuehn
Courtesy of Peligro Music
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An excellent mood piece.
28 February 2010 | by clif_smithSee all my reviews

Overall, I enjoyed the film. I think it is a fine example of modern Film-Noire. It's true, the plot is a little too vague, the lack of societal context reduces it's sense of authenticity and realism, and the voice-over narration could have been used less or perhaps eliminated completely. Overall though, it's a great mood piece and visually sumptuous and stunning. The beautiful Ms. Sanchez allowed me to feel the pain of her relationship with the hero. This film had a lot of potential to be a true masterpiece, but the flaws bring it down to the level of great genre piece. I would highly recommend it to fans of the genre, but, it's not a film I would recommend to the casual viewer.


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