Chasing Sleep


(out of 5)

 wakes up early in the morning to discover that his wife hasn’t come home since the night before. He phones the police, who try to keep him calm while he waits for hours inside his house for news of her whereabouts. Trouble is, he’s been taking sleeping pills that are playing with his mind, and the house is starting to do some funny things while he waits. Twists keep coming at him as we find out, little by little, the truth of what’s going and, if you’ve seen more than one movie in your life, you’ll know exactly what those twists are. Daniels turns in a solid performance, but Michael Walker’s direction is thoroughly unimaginative and there’s not nearly enough tension sustained throughout the very familiar plot.

, , Glaski Productions, TVA International

Canada/USA/France, 2000

Directed by 

Screenplay by Michael Walker

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival 2000



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