DVD Light Sleeper [DVD] [1993] [English] [Region 1] (DVD 30062),
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Light Sleeper [DVD] [1993] [English] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • John LeTour (Willem Dafoe) is loyal, decent, lumbering--a 40-year-old drug runner who suffers from insomnia but seems to be sleep-walking through life in LIGHT SLEEPER. When John's boss, the bubbly but sharp-witted Ann (Susan Sarandon), decides to retire, John must rethinks his life's path. But breaking out of the life he's led will take some doing, especially after coming into contact with his ex-girlfriend (Dana Delany), a recovering drug addict, and becoming embroiled in a mysterious murder. This gently haunting drama is all the more interesting because of the wonderful performances of the actors, the film's steady, relaxed pace, and the careful way all the colors of each character are drawn out.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 12527

  • Credits
    Willem Dafoe, William Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Susan Tomaling, Dana Delany, David Clennon, Mary Beth Hurt, Victor Garber, Jane Adams, Robert Cicchini, Sam Rockwell, Rene Rivera, David Spade
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A boldly resonant thriller....Buoyed by [Schrader's] questing spirit and Dafoe's mesmerizing performance, LIGHT SLEEPER might just keep you up for nights..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...The clean, hard-edged compositions and fluid camera movements have a precision and spontaneity..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...LIGHT SLEEPER is a lithe, lovely existential thriller..."
    Film Comment

    "...Brooding, lonely....Paul Schraderhas been telling this story in one way or another, but never with more humanity than this time..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    4 stars out of 5 -- "Paul Schrader's familiar preoccupations -- religion; male insecurity; the seamier side of modern life; glistening, moody filmmaking -- are lovingly coaxed out of this, his most underrated film."
    Empire

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