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.
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“Something has gone wrong. You don’t know how to live, you’ll never know how”. What a masterpiece. Such interesting form, and the visual aesthetics and texture are beautiful. The monologue/written word is so interesting too, and so many quotes resonate. Perfect blend of narrative and experimental form.
“Indifference has neither beginning nor end. It’s an immutable state; an unshakable inertia (…) Indifference dissolves language and scrambles the signs”... Distressing and strikingly beautiful film. ♥ Georges Perec ♥