Light Sleeper Movie Review Summary

Actors: Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Mary Beth Hurt

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LIGHT SLEEPER is a movie written and directed by Paul Schrader in 1992. The picture earned a nomination for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
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John LeTour is a delivery man for Susan Sarandon who furnishes her Manhattan clientele with drugs. For two years now, John is straight, considering his job with a strange philosophy. For instance, he doesn't mind giving moral advices to his clients. But all of a sudden, his boss wants to get out of the business and create a cosmetics firm and John accidentally crosses the path of Mary Beth Hurt, a young woman with whom he's spent ten years of his life when drug-addicted. Attracted by her, he'll have a unique opportunity to start a new life. This description of the everyday life of a drug dealer should please those who've followed with attention the career of Paul Schrader, the author of another masterpiece : "Taxi Driver".
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   criminal Druggie/drunk problems?    -   drugs

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt

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