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Mientras duermes (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 14 October 2011 (Spain)
You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

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Iris Almeida ...
Úrsula (as Iris Almeida Molina)
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Vecino 4ºB
Amparo Fernández ...
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Roger Morilla ...
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Margarita Roset ...
Madre de César
Ruben Ametllé ...
Trabajador Oficina 1
Manel Dueso ...
Comisario (as Manuel Dueso)
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Ricard Sadurní ...
Policía 2
Xavier Pujolràs ...
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Apartment concierge Cesar (Luis Tosar) is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara (Marta Etura) proves to be harder than the most. So Cesar goes to creepy extremes to make this young woman mentally break down. Things get even more complicated in this twisted relationship when her boyfriend, Marcos (Alberto San Juan), shows up.

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Someone is Watching Over YOU.

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Cesar uses Chloroform on Clara using a cloth, several times. She is rendered unconscious in seconds, yet when Cesar spills it straight on his face he is able to stagger around the apartment and even make it to the bathtub. See more »

Quotes

César: Happy... That's exactly my problem. That I can't be happy. I never have been. Not even when good things happen to me. You can't imagine what it means to wake up every day with no motivation. The effort it takes me to find a reason, just one, not to let it all go to Hell. And believe me, I give it my best shot. My very best. Every day of my life...
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I Got To Have Your Love
Written by Dennis Coffey, Lawrence Perry and James Epps
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Wow! This film will creep the hell out of you
8 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had no idea what this film was about before I saw it, and boy was I pleasantly surprised. From the same director as REC and also set in an apartment block. This Spanish gem has a great cast, especially the lead 'Luis Tosar' who plays his part superbly, filling you with an ever increasing sense of unease and shock at what you're witnessing. It's very beautifully shot too, making the most of it's apartment block setting. By the end of the film I was left thinking "this could actually happen".

It's by far one of the creepiest, most twisted tales I've had the pleasure of watching in a long time.

Highly recommended!


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