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House of the Sleeping Beauties

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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.

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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

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  • Actors: Vadim Glowna, Angela Winkler, Maximilian Schell
  • Directors: Vadim Glowna
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: FIRST RUN FEATURES
  • DVD Release Date: April 21, 2009
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001P9G3BK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,778 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "House of the Sleeping Beauties" on IMDb

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tom Nelson on May 15, 2014
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Disturbing premise but mesmerizing. Done from the perspective of an old man, the story is mainly told through his spoken thoughts when he is with the girls, in which he reveals his deepest feelings about love, loneliness and death. No attempt is made to personalize the girls or justify their exploitation. The premise is strictly a male fantasy that delves deep into the despair of old age. Dark and poignant, it is a well crafted film.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on August 15, 2011
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Although haunting and enigmatic are overused and trite terms often used in movie review hyperbole, sometimes they really fit to aptly describe a film. While 2006's "House of the Sleeping Beauties" was largely dismissed by critical consensus upon its release, I nevertheless found this to be a fascinating and frustrating contemplation of mortality and loneliness. The German film has an intriguing premise and, in truth, the plot may leave you a bit perplexed as it is only explored in the vaguest of terms. But still, there is something dark and truthful in the lead performance that brings more depth to the character development than to the bizarre narrative. And, for me, that made the film worthwhile.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ian Hunter on October 10, 2011
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They are indeed asleep. A widower of 15 years seeks solace in their unconscious company. He lies beside the beauty selected for him. He touches, caresses and occasionally kisses, while reflecting on his life and the prospect of death. There is nakedness but no eroticism. The touching and caressing (for which he is paying) seems like a form of tactile therapy. The madam muses openly, `he is a man not at peace with himself'; a confirmation of the therapeutic benefits of this arrangement perhaps. The reason for each girl's sleeping is revealed. If you are in the mood for an essentially sullen film then this is for you. It is, in essence, a prolonged conversation. It's much too clever for me to understand. Others might simply call it weird.

Ian Hunter.
Author of The Early Years
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What can I say? It's German. This movie is not particularly thought provoking as the source material. And, seems to just plod along. It's not particularly interesting. You keep watching, hoping it will get interesting and it never really does. A better film, from the same source novel, is the Australian film "Sleeping Beauty". Just don't get it confused with the Disney, or your kids will be in therapy for the rest of their life.
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By H. Goldberg on February 20, 2015
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Stinker! Don't bother..........unless naked, lifeless young girls are your "thing". Slow moving. Like watching paint dry. Don't know why they spent the money to make it.
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By STARRY on August 17, 2014
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Interesting portrayal of loneliness and how curiosity killed the cat!!!
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By John Presutti on January 3, 2015
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almost good but not quite. Draws you in and takes you nowhere
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By Debtfree on July 22, 2014
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absolutely boring.......zzzzzzz
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