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Release Date: June 18th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 16th, 2004

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Former gangster Will Graham (Clive Owen) is living a quiet life in the English countryside. When he learns his brother (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), a low-level drug dealer, has committed suicide, Will travels to London to investigate his death. He reconnects with his former lover, Helen (Charlotte Rampling), and starts piecing together the circumstances surrounding his brother's death. When he learns a man named Boad (Malcolm McDowell) is responsible, Will seeks revenge.

Cast: Clive Owen, Charlotte Rampling, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Malcolm McDowell, Jamie Foreman, Ken Stott, Sylvia Syms, Desmond Baylis

Director: Mike Hodges

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Production Co: Will & Company, Mosaic Film Group, Revere Pictures

Keywords: Revenge, London, 2000s, Quest, Brother, Investigation, Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Mike Hodges' gritty new film noir I'll Sleep When I'm Dead begins in enigma and snakes its way into stark clarity. show more

  • Though there's less to the film than seduces the eye, the allure of those surfaces can be hypnotic.

  • The finish, too, is enigmatic, but in the hands of Hodges, with his masterful touch in conveying how deep run the rivers of regret, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead may take its place with "Get Carter" as a classic British gangster film. show more

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