LIGHT SLEEPER

V' 02

LIGHT SLEEPER

Paul Schrader
USA, 1991
103min, OF

LIGHT SLEEPER

Paul Schrader
USA, 1991
, 103min, OF

Cast: 
Willem Dafoe
John LeTour
Susan Sarandon
Ann
Dana Delany
Marianne Joseph
David Clennon
Robert
Mary Beth Hurt
Teresa Aranov
Victor Garber
Tis
Jane Adams
Randy Joseph
Paul Jabara
Eddie
Sam Rockwell
Jealous
Screenplay: 
Paul Schrader
Sound: 
Wendy Hedin
Camera: 
Ed Lachman
Editor: 
Kristina Boden
Composer: 
Michael Been
Decoration: 
Richard Hornung
Costume: 
Richard Hornung

Production: 
Grain of Sand Productions
World Sales: 
Le Studio Canal+/Studio Canal Image Espace Lumière 5/13 Blvd de la Republique 92514 Boulogne-Billancourt, Frankreich T 1 71 75 88 35 F 1 71 75 89 86
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Schraders eerie, meditative Light Sleeper is a film that relies heavily on shadows, both literal and figurative. Starring Willem Dafoe as a reformed drug addict still moonlighting for a high-powered white-collar drug kingpin Susan Sarandon and suddenly confronted with the prospect of unemployment when she opts to back away from the biz. There are cricks and twists aplenty, crooked two-timers and a melancholic love affair nearly renewed with the wonderful Dana Delany but most of the movie is more internal than external, a fact that was lost on most critics at the time. (Wade Major)