House of the Sleeping Beauties (2006) live action, movie – Germany

house of the sleeping beauties. 2006
Drama, thriller
Duration 99mins
Score 6
Director Vadim Glowna
Writers Vadim Glowna, Kawabata Yasunari
Cast Vadim Glowna, Angela Winkler, Maximilian Schell, Birol Ünel

 

A sixty-something, still depressed about the death of his wife and daughter, is told by a friend of a place he can go and sleep (literally) with women. There, he become curious about what they’re given that they don’t wake up.

 

WARNING Nudity, adult situations

 

So, I heard that this was similar to Sleeping Beauty (2011) but better. Well, it was better. Sleeping Beauty only had boobs in it. Small ones. This still had boobs, but it was more than that. It had a story. A purpose. A meaning. The women were beautiful and feminine. The old man was… well, old (but unlike the other movie, when he shows his crotch, you see a penis). It went into why he went there. It’s unfair for me to compare the two so much though.

Anyway, the acting was good, the story was interesting. You got to learn about the main character and his life. You don’t learn much about the side characters, but throughout the entire movie you get an uncomfortable feeling. Even with the women, it seems awkward. He reminisces when he’s with them. Often times about his mother. Or his daughter.

 

It’s a hard movie to stick with. Not because it’s a bad movie, but because so much of it is about the old man being old, alone and depressed.

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