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Trevor Jack Brooks Trevor Jack Brooks
Young Boy Playing Paper Game
Lorelei Linklater Lorelei Linklater
Young Girl Playing Paper Game
Wiley Wiggins Wiley Wiggins
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Glover Gill Glover Gill
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Lara Hicks Lara Hicks
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Ames Asbell Ames Asbell
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Leigh Mahoney Leigh Mahoney
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Sara Nelson Sara Nelson
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5 years, 4 months ago at Jun 30 15:03
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Navelgazing, Pretentious indy waffle from a filmmaker i loath. As a film obsessive it kills me to have to turn a film off, i've sat through some truly horrible things but i've never wanted to get out of my seat jump into the tv and beat actors to death with a brick more than when i watched this piece of shit. I only watched it for 25 minutes!!!
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Description: Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself? Waking Life follows the dream(s) of one man and his attempt to find and discern the absolute difference between waking life and the dreamworld. While trying to figure out a way to wake up, he runs into many people on his way; some of which offer one sentence asides on life, others delving deeply into existential questions and life's mysteries. We become the main character. It becomes our dream and our questions being asked and answered. Can we control our dreams? What are they telling us about life? About death? About ourselves and where we come from and where we a ... (more)
Release date: 16 November 2001
UPC: 024543040651
Tags: Animation (22), Drama (13), Philosophy (11), 2000s (9), Fantasy (9), Mystery (6), Surreal (5), 2001 (5), Dreams (5), (4), Sleep (4), Lucid Dreaming (4), Prison (4), Dreaming (4), Rotoscoping (3), 00s (3), American (3), Existentialism (2), Dream (2), Independent Film (2)
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