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August 26, 2016

Sleep Tight (2011)

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Mientras Duermes is the original title of the Spanish movie “Sleep Tight” (2011), that I had the pleasure watching it. If you liked Wild Tales (2014), then this piece won’t be far fetched from your taste. The best part that I loved about this movie is that everything that is happening is so realistically possible, that gives you the shivering feeling that something like this might be happening in your neighborhood too. This is a drama, horror, thriller, with a crime blood scenes.

Apartment concierge Cesar is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara proves to be harder than the most. So Cesar goes to creepy extremes to make this young woman mentally break down. Things get even more complicated in this twisted relationship when her boyfriend, Marcos shows up…

Starring: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan
Directed by: Jaume Balagueró

This movie had 23 nominations and won 9 awards. Among the awards were:
Jury Prize for Best Screenplay to Alberto Marini, at Fantasia Film Festival 2012;
Silver Hugo for After Dark Competition to Jaume Balagueró, at Chicago International Film Festival 2012;
Gaudí Award for Best Film not in the Catalan Language (Millor Pel·lícula en Llengua no Catalana) to Filmax and TV3, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Millor Interpretació Masculina Principal) to Luis Tosar, Best Director (Millor Director) to Jaume Balagueró,  Best Screenplay (Millor Guió) to Alberto Marini,  Best Sound (Millor So) to Jordi Rossinyol Colomer, Oriol Tarragó and David Calleja, and Best Film Editing (Millor Muntatge) to Guillermo de la Cal, at Gaudí Awards 2012.

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