A hypnotic solo by its mute hero, a young man who decides to withdraw from the world and whose mental journal of his experience is confided to us by a girl’s voice off-screen, Un homme qui dort is an astonishing tour de force. What distinguishes it from all those ventures in spiritual navel-gazing is that his decision to not-be is purely practical, and the parabola he traces from boredom to terror – as he gradually detaches himself to float free within an indefinable menace – is brilliantly conveyed by the other leading character in the film: the city of Paris. The influence of Franju is unmistakable, and wholly beneficial. —DVDbeaver.com
Bernard Queysanne is a French film director, born June 9, 1944 in Rabat, Morocco. He has worked in film and television, both in fiction and documentary.
He was assistant director, assistant editor, photographer and production manager on many films by Georges Franju, Philippe Labro, Robert Enrico and Serge Korber.
I. just. cannot. put. into words. how much. I. adore. this film.. everyone should see it sometime
Hypnotic, thought provoking and nightmarish in its ability to strike a chord deep inside me. Unlike any other film I've seen. Essential.
"The directors admitted outright that they had made a film of the sort that neither of them would normally go see—both of them preferred 'Hollywood