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Anna Madden
Jane Bertish Jane Bertish
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Glenne Headly Glenne Headly
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Gary Bleasdale Gary Bleasdale
Gemma Jones Gemma Jones
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Catherine Storr Catherine Storr
Matthew Jacobs Matthew Jacobs


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Essence of Dreams, Essence of Nightmares

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When I was a little girl, my younger brother and I were convinced if we strapped enough household wires to each other and fell asleep in the same bed, we could meet each other in our dreams. Of course, my mom told us it was impossible, but that didn't stop us from trying. Children with my wild imagination and faith in the impossible would love the concept of "Paperhouse."

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Description: While suffering from glandular fever, 11-year-old Anna Madden draws a house. When she falls asleep, she has disturbing dreams in which she finds herself inside the house she has drawn. After she draws a face at the window, in her next dream she finds a disabled boy named Marc living in the house. She learns from her doctor that Marc is a real person. Anna sketches her father into the drawing so that he can help carry Marc away but she inadvertently gives him an angry expression which she then crosses out and the father (who has been away a lot and has a drinking problem, putting a strain on his marriage) appears in the dream ... (more)
Release date: 17 February 1989
Tags: Fantasy (7), Horror (5), Surrealism (4), Friendship (4), Dream Sequence (4), Doctor (3), Elevator (3), Fever (3), Nightmare (3), Helicopter (3), Photograph (3), Fainting (3), Hammer (3), (3), 1980s (3), Drawing (3), Sickness (3), Muscular Dystrophy (2), Children (2), Dreams (2)
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