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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Soon after the death of his father, a distraught young man (Gael García Bernal) begins a job as a graphic designer, but has little chance to create. His intense dreams begin to overtake his waking life and he becomes increasingly caught up in flights of fancy. His hyperactive imagination then begins to interfere with his courtship of a pretty neighbor (Charlotte Gainsbourg).

Cast: Gael García Bernal , Charlotte Gainsbourg , Alain Chabat , Miou-Miou , Pierre Vaneck , Emma de Caunes , Aurélia Petit , Sacha Bourdo

Director: Michel Gondry

Genres: Comedy drama, Fantasy

Distributor: Warner Independent

The Science of Sleep (2006)

Release Date: September 22nd, 2006|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Fusing animation and live action with a series of outrageous props, Gondry veers dangerously close to being precious. But make no mistake: Gondry's hallucinatory brilliance holds you in thrall. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The title is all that's boring about director Michel Gondry's latest mind bender, as trippy as LSD. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The look of the film is dazzling, even hallucinatory, and the concept is beyond quirky as conceived by Gondry, a talented visual stylist, in his first film based on his own script. The story is compelling, unconventional and diverting in its blurring of reality and fantasy. show more

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