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 ♥
Powerful, simply mesmerizing. A brilliant piece of existentialism and alienation.
"The dead hours, empty passages, the fleeting and poignant desire to hear no more, to see no more, to remain silent and motionless. Crazy dreams of solitude. An amnesiac wandering through the Land of the Blind: wide, empty streets, cold lights, faces without mouths that you would look at without seeing."