Edmond, a man in his sixties whose wife has recently passed away, is told about a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside beautiful, sleeping young women, who stretch, roll over and dream, but never awaken.
Bedazzled by their seductive yet innocent tenderness, but distressed about the reason for their deep sleep, he delves into the mystery of the house of sleeping beauties. Based on the beautifully strange novella by Yasunari Kawabata, acclaimed writer-director-actor Vadim Glowna has crafted a mysterious thriller about loneliness, sex, eroticism and mortality.
An alternately lyrical and disturbing adult fairy tale. --New York Magazine
Creepily mesmerizing, seductively filmed...Sex, death and the endless fascination of unclothed innocence. --Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times
Dark and affecting...succeeds in using a fantastic idea to give us a glimpse into a very real, emotional journey. --Cinemafantastique