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The Man Who Sleeps (1974)

Un homme qui dort (original title)
A 25-year-old male student in Paris becomes indifferent to the world around him, and subsequently feels a strong sense of alienation and hopelessness.

Director:

Bernard Queysanne

Writers:

Georges Perec (novel), Georges Perec (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jacques Spiesser ... The Man
Ludmila Mikaël ... Narrator / Récitante (voice)
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A 25-year-old male student in Paris becomes indifferent to the world around him, and subsequently feels a strong sense of alienation and hopelessness.

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Country:

France | Tunisia

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 April 1974 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek, który spi See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dovidis, Satpec See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Narrator: You are just a murky shadow, a hard kernel of indifference, a neutral gaze avoiding the gaze of others.
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For those film lovers who think that Ozu is slow or Chantal Akerman makes boring films
24 May 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Can anyone imagine a film with a young student,his room and some pigeons ? This is a film which is going to take your breath away. Of course, it cannot be termed as boring. "Un homme qui dort" is surely not for people who guzzle endless quantities of coke, munch umpteen packets of popcorn while watching what they prefer to call "movies". For me personally it was an rewarding visual experience as there are various breath taking images in this film. The black and white photography dates back to 1974 when this film was made. It is true that during those times color films were made. But this film was filmed in black and white in order to heighten the atmosphere related to monotony,dullness. Yeah, for those who have studied French language and literature: This film is based on a book written by Georges Perec. He even collaborated on this film's scenario. A good news for all those who hunt for rare, hard to find videos. This film is available in France with English subtitles.


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