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Sleepless (2001)

Non ho sonno (original title)
An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.

Director:

Dario Argento

Writers:

Dario Argento (screenplay), Franco Ferrini (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max von Sydow ... Moretti
Stefano Dionisi ... Giacomo
Chiara Caselli ... Gloria
Gabriele Lavia ... Mr. Betti
Rossella Falk ... Laura de Fabritiis
Paolo Maria Scalondro ... Manni
Roberto Zibetti ... Lorenzo
Roberto Accornero Roberto Accornero ... Fausto
Barbara Lerici ... Angela
Guido Morbello Guido Morbello ... Detective
Massimo Sarchielli ... Leone
Diego Casale Diego Casale ... Beppe
Alessandra Comerio Alessandra Comerio ... Sig.ra Betti
Elena Marchesini ... Mel (La Gattina)
Aldo Massasso Aldo Massasso ... Cascio
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Storyline

A retired detective with insomnia is called upon to solve a series of murders. His partner is a fresh faced rookie who has the aid of the latest technological equipment to help solve the crimes. Will they catch the killer? Written by ScaryMann <ScaryMann@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Diabolical Story Becomes A City's Worst Nightmare See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

5 January 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepless See more »

Filming Locations:

Turin, Piedmont, Italy See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Max von Sydow' insisted that the parrot in the film would be called Marcello. Named after Marcello Mastroianni whom he has got to know after making several films in Italy in the past. See more »

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The strap on the pink top that Gloria wears towards the end of the film frequently slides down her shoulder only to have reappeared in its original place in the next shot. See more »

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The final scene of this movie and the closing credits play at the same time. See more »

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SPOILER: In the Spanish Castilian dubbing, the own dubbing reveals who's the killer just hearing his voice. See more »

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Solid thriller gaillo from Dario Argento.
22 June 2014 | by jhpstrydomSee all my reviews

I'm still sort of new to Argento's films but I found this film of his to be one very solid effort. The first half has this very unusual tone and atmosphere that makes you feel both uncomfortable and creeped out at the same time. The death scenes in my opinion are more tense here than in some of his older films.

The acting is very good although the occasional dubbed voice causes some actors to look like their facial expressions almost don't match their voices.

One outstanding feature is the cinematography. The camera constantly moves around and many of the settings are lit up just right enough to create it's atmosphere.

Overall, it's a very well made and solid gaillo from Argento and is well worth the effort even for fans of the genre and not necessarily Argento.


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