Rent I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006)

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1h 55min
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Synopsis:
After being robbed and attacked one night in Kuala Lumpur, Hsiao-Kang (Lee Kang-Sheng), a homeless Chinese man, is rescued and taken in by some itinerant workers. One of them, Rawand, lets him sleep beside him on an old mattress that he had found on the street. Later, when Chyi, a waitress at a coffee-shop, meets Hsiao-Kang, she is filled with lustful desire. As Hsiao-Kang slowly recovers, he finds himself caught between Rawang and Chyi - as well as Chyi's female boss. Meanwhile, a heavy haze descends on the city. These men and women and the old mattress lose their way in the haze but find one another..
Actors:
, , Norman Atun, Pearlly Chua, Lee-Lin Liew, Leonard Tee, Su-Yee Toh, Kok-Fai Chiew, Rong-Sin Chan, Kok-Choy Loh, , Mohammad Rani Bin Baker, Rusli Bin Abdul Rahim, Azman Hassan,
Directors:
Writers:
Ming-liang Tsai
Aka:
Hei yan quan
Studio:
Axiom
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Taiwan, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/02/2008
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
Malaysian, Mandarin, Thai
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interview with the director
  • Photo Gallery

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Reviews (1) of I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

Subtle, erotic masterpiece. - I Don't Want to Sleep Alone review by TE

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14/08/2018

Extraordinary film! Visually beautiful, at times quite stunning. This is courageous, transgressive film-making at its best.

It has many of the features of "slow cinema", but without the attention-sapping marathon length of some 'slow' films. Even so, don't expect much dialogue and be prepared for lingering takes.

A vein of steady, patient eroticism sustains the narrative, a theme that is enhanced by the humid heat of the Kuala Lumpur setting.

It leaves you wanting to see more of this director's work.

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