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Plot: An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus. Runtime: 117 mins Release Date: 05 Jan 2001
Anyone with knowledge of film making must love this (by mater_suspiriorum)
It is refreshing to see such a film today when most horror filmakers are trying to "scare" us with cheap shock tactics. Argento starts the film with a magnificent 20 minutes opening murder scene that builds up to a grand finale. Sure, there is a lot of talking in Non Ho Sonno. What is the problem with that? Too much Michael Bay will kill you, you know!However, I prefer the Stendhal Syndrome - his true masterpiece since Suspiria.
Argento´s best since Opera (by stefant)
Fantastic Horror movie that shows that Argento is still the master of supreme horror.Max von Sydow, gives as usual an Oscar winning performance, and the hooker in the beginning is the sexiest women since Monica Van Campen in Razorblade smile. The story is simple but very exciting serial killer and the police work, to get him in custody We have seen it numerous times in Manhunter, Silence of the lambs, To catch a killer and the deliberate stranger, all of these movies were great, but none of the mentioned, as brutal,as this one, Argento goes back to the violence, he showed himself of being <more>
so great at in the beginning of the 80´s, with movies like Tenebrae, Suspiria and Opera from 1990. Milli Grazi signori Argento.
I feel "Sleepless" is a fine example of how to make a giallo and make it right. The red herrings, the reasons behind why and how the killer works, the violence which is jarring and graphic, the strength of having a legend, Max Von Sydow, as the central sleuth detecting, and the great finale which is actually quite satisfying. You'll have detractors saying that this has such familiarity to it, but I felt this is a completely original story in it's own merit while exhibiting the traits fans of this genre know and love. The film concerns killings from the past and how they <more>
connect with a fresh crop of new killings. It is said that a killer dwarf ! was behind the death of three women, one being the mother of Giacomo Stefano Dionisi ..viciously slain by a musical instrument. It is stated that Ulisse Moretti solved the case which ended when a dwarf named Fabritiis decided to commit suicide instead of tolerate the scorn of others lying guilt at his feet for the slayings. The fresh killings bring that case back to fruition and Moretti begins to suspect he was wrong in fingering the dwarf. It seems the killings are following a pattern from a nursery rhyme book with animals. After each female is killed, a cut-away picture of an animal is left by their body. Giacomo, who had left the area, returns at the invitation of an old school chum, Lorenzo Roberto Zibetti . With Moretti, Giacomo go on their own investigation and make some startling discoveries on the way. During the course of the film, Giacomo will also have a passionate affair with a talented harp player, Gloria Chiara Caselli . This film has some very nasty killings such as a poor woman who gets her face bashed up against a wall, a man who receives a gold pen inserted in his skull, not to mention some knife slayings for good measure. The train sequence in the opening ..not to mention what happens shortly afterward is very well done. There's an inspired sequence where a ballerina is beheaded during the intermission of a "Swan Lake" concert. I love how the film develops over time as we discover the connection between the animal rhyme book and the slayings, not to mention who the killer really is. Everything comes together in such a thrilling was. An essential giallo, and one of Argento's finest films.
Argento is still one of the greatest horror directors to grace this planet! (by LoneWolfAndCub)
I had doubts about the quality of this movie as I had heard many people say his recent movies have been of poor quality. My doubts were shattered after the first 20 minutes. After a dazzling somewhat double murder Argento proves that he still has it and that he can still make an old-fashioned giallo as good as always. 'Sleepless' features the black-gloved killer, gorgeous camera-work, visceral and stylish gore and a knockout twist that Argento never fails to deliver. And to top off what I've said, legendary actor Max Von Sydow gives an outstanding performance as the main <more>
character, Ulisse Moretti. Moretti is a retired detective emerging once again to confront a series of killings which link to another series of killings 17 years ago. The suspect "The Dwarf" died way back then, so who could be killing again? Teaming up Giacomo Stefano Dionisi , whose mother was killed by "The Dwarf" when he was a child, Moretti tries to solve these recent slew of murders and put to rest the case forever.From the opening, where we have an intense murder on a train, to the end, where the killer is finally revealed and Max Von Sydow recites a nursery rhyme which is relevant to the plot over the credits Argento uses his trademark styles to keep us on the edge of our seats. From his masterful direction, Goblin's always excellent score and the incredibly brutal murder sequences 'Sleepless' is Dario's best movie since Opera. The atmosphere throughout is kept at an intense level, although Argento focuses a lot on the story, which is hardly a bad thing if anything it's better and the story unfolds at an excitingly nail-biting pace.However, like many of his movies, the acting by a few is subpar but that's something that many fans of Argento come to expect and even if you're not it shouldn't matter. With a great Goblin soundtrack, an engaging plot and plenty of yucky gore what else could you want? 4½/5
My favorite among Argento's Giallo films! (by trollywood)
First of all, I am in fact a big fan of Dario Argento and his work as a director. I always liked his suspense thrillers more than his almost pure horror films. I love films that content a good and well-structured crime story with a lot of suspense. The Italian "Giallo" is therefore one of my favorite genres. I already saw Agentos early "Giallos" like "The Bird With The Crystal Plumage" or "The Cat O' Nine Tails", but honestly I have to say that "Sleepless" became my favorite one among his "Giallo" films. And in my opinion <more>
"Sleepless" is a good "Giallo", may be a new kind of "Giallo", but it still has this certain mystic atmosphere. The music from Goblin who also contributed the Soundtrack to "Suspiria" is excellent and fits very well. The camera work is classic. The only point that lacks a bit like in many other Argento films are the actors. Max von Sydow is real great in this role as the retired policeman, but especially the younger actors cannot cope with such a performance...As a result, "Sleepless" is a real good and entertaining murder mystery with a lot of suspense. It was obviously the right time for Argento to take a step back and do another "Giallo"!9/10 points!
I think that if I wasn't watching this film with a friend of mine, I would have been really disturbed, and *gasp* even scared at some parts! I haven't seen many Argento films and at all, and this is the first one that I actually think I made it all the way through. Not that I didn't enjoy the other one or two that I saw..I think something came up where I didn't finish watching them. "Sleepless", the title I viewed it under, is a combination of genres and storylines that all come together beautifully in the end. The majority of the performances are truly awful, but <more>
from what I am heard, Argento is never concerned with the performances of his actors. I don't think that I could begin the explain the plot to do it justice. Basically, a serial killer begins stalking a town 17 years after almost similar murders take place. Max Von Sydow by far gives the best performance in the film playing the detective who worked on the original case and is now called into to solve the new murders. Loads of atmosphere and creepy direction in the film. The opening sequence on the train is very nerve-wracking and downright scary, but these scenes are very sparatic. Much of the film is slow, as we learn the background of the original murders and characters. Plot twists are well done and scenes involving the puppet are very creepy. The crowning factor for me with this film, though, was the ending when the killer is revealed. Took me by surprise and was definitely made the slow parts of the film worth it! If any of Argento's other films are this creepy and effective, then he has a new fan!
The Giallo-master is back! And how!!! (by Coventry)
Yes! Yes! YES!! Dario Argento returns with the type of film that is worshiped by a select share of real horror fans. An authentic, old-fashioned Giallo! Sleepless is a solid and ultra-violent serial killer mystery with unique plot-twists and a huge amount of ingeniousness. The beautiful city of Turin is the setting of a bizarre series of murders. These killings seem to follow the modus operandi of a serial killer that was active in the same neighborhood 17 years earlier as well. The former commissioner Moretti has to dig deep in his memory and files to go after him again. He can't <more>
count on any help by the new' police department and finds assistance in the now adolescent son of the killer's first victim. The pattern seems to include a nursery rime and the always-returning image of a dwarf After a rather disappointing 90's decade with inferior films like `Phantom of the Opera' and `The Stendal Syndrome', Dario Argento now delivers his purest film since the brilliant `Opera', dated 1987. The tension is terrifically built up and the clues to solve the mystery are slowly being revealed one by one. Sleepless is provided with a downright fantastic soundtrack by the cult-band `Goblin' and the nursery rime which forms the pivot element throughout the whole film literally chills the blood. As usual in this type of films, the acting isn't very good. Veteran actor Max Von Sydow more or less does a good job, but the English dubbing regretfully is dramatic. But hey, that's not Argento's fault so why criticize him? Another often heard remark is the explicit violence in Sleepless. True, several sequences are sadistically gross with heads getting smashed against a wall and a real nasty death caused by a musical instrument. If you can't stand violence, it's your loss you don't know what you're missing. Sleepless is a film that raises new hope for the Italian horror industry and it easily ranks in the top 10 of best horror films since the new Millennium.
Argento shows us why he is Italy's finest (by The_Void)
The 1990's wasn't a good decade for Italy's premier horror director. His trip to the USA resulted in a decidedly average film with 'Trauma', then he made 'The Stendhal Syndrome', which was also a disappointment, and, of course, his universally lambasted remake of The Phantom of the Opera. However, he has proved with this movie that he most certainly is not down and out; as Sleepless is by far his best film in fourteen years, and one the best films that Argento has ever made. Sleepless stars Max Von Sydow as former police detective Moretti, the detective on the case <more>
of the notorious 'Dwarf' murders, 17 years earlier. After the murder of his mother, Von Sydow promised a young boy that he would catch her killer. That boy is now an adult, and the murders have started again; leaving only Von Sydow and the young man to solve the case. The murders aren't done without clues however, as left at the scene of each one is a cut-out of an animal, all of which link to a mysterious nursery rhyme.This film is giallo at it's best. Dario Argento creates one of the best atmospheres in any of his movies for this film. Some of the set pieces are absolutely fantastic, and the film breathes an air of malice for it's duration. Sleepless is full of surprises, and through this, Argento is able to make us believe the literally anything can happen; and it often does. This is an excellent thing for a thriller to do; nobody wants to know what's going to happen next, and Sleepless is most certainly a film that has the ability to keep you on the edge of your seat, begging for more of the plot to be revealed. As ever, Argento manages to submerge the viewer into the film, and this is one of the movie's most pleasing aspects. Another thing about this movie that will please fans of Italian horror is the absolutely sublime score by the brilliant 'Goblin'. Argento and his house band have had some memorable collaborations, and this one most certainly stands tall as one of them. I would even call it the best once since Suspiria; it is that good. Dario Argento has also become famous for the great way that he uses the camera, and this film is a fine example of that also. Dario Argento directs our attention through numerous things, and his camera work throughout the movie is as inventive as ever. Through his direction, the film manages to build up massive levels of tension. The great sequence on the train towards the start of the movie is an excellent example of this. Argento is admirable not only for his directing, but for the fact that he writes his own movies also. The script of the movie is decent enough, but the real genius in the writing department for this movie is the nursery rhyme that is the backbone of the film. The rhyme was written by Argento's beautiful daughter, Asia. It's deliciously bleak and twisted especially considering it's supposed to be a children's rhyme! , and it creates a great mood for the film. The part in which Von Sydow reads out the final verse over the closing credits is incredible; Von Sydow's voice and the rhyme itself combine to lend the movie a dark horror vibe like no other. Argento fans will also be thankful for the fact that this film contains more than it's fair share of bloodshed. Some of the scenes even made me - a man that loves blood and gore - cringe. A head is bashed against a wall; teeth first, a young lady is viciously decapitated, fingers are lopped off, heads explode and, my personal favourite, a scene that sees someone brutally beaten with an English horn. It has to be seen to be believed, it really does.Like many Italian horror films, Sleepless isn't the best film ever made in terms of acting, and at times the plot isn't always well paced. The dubbing is also as terrible as ever; but who cares? You don't go into a giallo expecting to see great acting and plotting, and therefore it can very easily be forgiven. Especially when the film has a great Goblin soundtrack, a solid plot and gratuitous scenes of gore. Any Argento fan will be happy movie with this movie, I can almost guarantee it; and providing that he doesn't fall down with 2004's The Card Player, Argento could be back to his uncompromising and atmospheric best.
Argento's Return To Old Greatness (by Witchfinder-General-666)
Dario Argento is one of my personal favorite directors, and many of my fellow Horror buffs will agree that the man is one of the all-time Horror greats. Films like "Suspiria" 1977 , "Profondo Rosso" 1975 and Phenomena 1985 range among my all-time favorites, and Argento's repertoire includes several other masterpieces of Italian Horror/Giallo, such as "The Bird With The Crystal Plumage" 1970 , "Opera" 1987 or "Tenebre" 1982 . After several inferior films that he made in the 1990s, such as the decent "Trauma" of 1993 and <more>
"Two Evil Eyes" which he made with fellow Horror-deity George A. Romero in 1990 and the disappointing "Phantom of the Opera", the master returned to his old style - and old greatness - with this "Non Ho Sonno" aka "Sleepless", a tantalizing and ultra-violent Giallo, in 2001. The good-old Giallo premise is still working greatly, and the fact that Argento borrows many elements from his older films does in no way downsize the greatness of "Sleepless". On the contrary, this is the absolute proof for us Italian Horror buffs that great Gialli can still be made in the 21st century.In 1983, young Giacomo has to witness the brutal murder of his mother, who is one of the many victims of a Turin murder series. 17 years later, Turin is struck by a murder-series again, and the horrid crimes seem to resemble those from 1983. Even though he has spent the last 17 years trying to forget, Giacomo Stefano Dionisi , who has since moved to Rome, decides to come back to Turin. Since the police make little progress, Giacomo and the retired homicide detective Ulisse Moretti Max Von Sydow , who was working on the cases in 1983, begin to investigate themselves..."Sleepless" brings the old-fashioned Giallo-greatness that we're used to from Argento. A creepy atmosphere, stunning suspense, ultra-bloody murders, an excellent cinematography and especially another ingenious score by Progressive Rock band Goblin - this film delivers all the great elements that we love Argento for. Argento has once stated that this is the most brutal of all his films which is not exactly true. The violence and gore are extreme, no doubt, but films like "Tenebre", "Phenomena" or "Opera" are at least equally violent, if not more. Dario Argento is not exactly known for his tameness when it comes to violence, and this is yet another immensely stylishly ultra-brutal Argento experience. As I stated above, Argento uses some elements he has used in his older films - but he does so in an great manner. Elements like a creepy nursery-rhyme are downright ingenious and give this the tantalizing and superb atmosphere that is typical for Argento. An absolute must-see for Horror fans, especially my fellow Argento-enthusiasts can not allow themselves to miss this! Great!