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Year: 2006
USA: Warner Independent Pictures
UK: Warner Bros International UK
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alain Chabat, Miou-Miou, Emma de Caunes, Sacha Bourdo, Aurelia Petit, Pierre Vaneck, Stephane Metzger, Alain De Moyencourt, Inigo Lezzi, Yvette Petit, Jean-Michel Bernard
Director: Michel Gondry
Country: France
Language: French (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 106 mins
USA Rated: R for language, some sexual content and nudity
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sex references
USA Release Date: 29 September 2006 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 22 September 2006 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 16 February 2007


THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP is a playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvy brain of Stephane Miroux (Gael Garcia Bernal), an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life.

While sleeping, he is the charismatic host of "Stephane TV," expounding on "The Science of Sleep" in front of cardboard cameras. In "real life," he has a boring job at a Parisian calendar publisher and pines for Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg), the girl in the apartment across the hall. While Stephanie is initially charmed by Stephane, she is confused by his childishness and shaky connection to reality. Stephane's co-worker, Guy (Alain Chabat) a vulgar but practical man, offers advice on the opposite sex, but Stephane is too far in the clouds to listen. Unable to find the secret to Stephanie's heart while awake, Stephane searches for the answer in his dreams.

Written and directed by Michel Gondry, the boundlessly inventive creator of award winning films (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND), videos and commercials. THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP is an unusual trip into a cut-and-paste wonderland fashioned from cardboard tubes, cellophane, and imagination.

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