There are many movies that tells stories of drug dealers who are unhappy with their occupation, but not all of them paint such a clear character picture like the Light Sleeper. By the middle of the movie I could truly relate to the Willem Defoe character as a person. He has insomnia, he survived his own addiction, he writes a journal, and he cares about the serious questions in life. Most of us haven't sold drugs, but most of us will be able to relate to the torment that the character is going through. Its like being immersed in a sin, knowing that it is bad, and still doing it. As for cinematography, I enjoyed to see an urban setting full of electric lights, and the various people who cannot give the main character any relief for his loneliness. I did not care much for the Susan Surandon character, in light of Willem Defoe's performance she is sort of out of the picture. In the end I had a good emotional resolution. I liked this and I think you will like this movie as well if you are into serious films that tell stories of tormented people.
Light Sleeper (1992) 1080p YIFY Movie
Light Sleeper (1992) 1080p
Light Sleeper is a movie starring Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, and Dana Delany. A drug dealer reconsiders his profession when his boss plans to go straight and an old flame reappears.
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The Synopsis for Light Sleeper (1992) 1080p
A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his effectiveness at his job. Meanwhile someone is killing women in apparently drug-related incidents.
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Paul Schrader's finest film to date, and firmly lodged in my top 10, this isa surprisingly overlooked and underrated gem. Often touted as a "modernnoir" movie, I really don't consider it in that genre atall.
The heart of the film is a reworking of the themes embodied in Schrader'searlier film "American Gigolo", where a man is forced to confront the factthat the life he is leading is fundamentally unsatisfying, reassess what hewants to do, find out who his real friends are and ultimately get redeemedthrough love.
Willem Dafoe's character Le Tour's journey is a slow but inevitable one, ashis drug-dealing days are numbered due to his boss Susan Sarandon (alsosplendid) "going straight". Most of the scenes take place at night (hencethe noir tag), but this is partly a consequence of the drug-dealing aspectand partly to capture the unreal mood of a man who doesn't know where hefits in to "normal" life. The device whereby Le Tour spends many hourswriting his thoughts in an exercise book, throwing it away when he fills it,then starting another one, is so strong and startling that I put aside myusual dislike of narration. The soundtrack is also excellent and fits andexpands the mood very well.
The best scene is probably the one in the hospital cafeteria, where Le Tourhas a conversation with his ex-girlfriend that he hasn't seen for a longtime - immaculately acted, tremendously understated with so many thingsgoing unsaid... The final scene, although Schrader nicked it from a Frenchfilm, and used it before in "Gigolo", is still very powerful, based on theidea that whether a man is in prison or not is completely unrelated towhether he is free.
Being familiar with Schrader's scripts for films he didn't direct, I took the $5 bin chance on "Light Sleeper". Well, I must say I am impressed, and it is easy here to identify themes in other work by Schrader. Principly what I see is Schrader is fixated with how a person's past can be an emotional trap for them in the present and future. Willem Dafoe's performance is brilliant, and is characterised by his desire to end his drug dealing days, yet not knowing how to break out of the cycle. That is all he knows to do, and it will take a great tradgedy to force him to act. It is easy to draw superficial connections between this film and "Taxi Driver", yet for me it is the insistance on slowly following Dafoe as he attempts to correct his life that is a powerful film experience. 8/10.