Sleepless Beauty (2020) reviews and overview of Russian movie

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Sleepless Beauty is a 2020 Russian horror feature film about a young woman who is kidnapped and psychologically tortured in a sick experiment. The original title is Ya ne splyu [“I Am Not Sleeping”].

Directed by Pavel Khvaleev from a screenplay co-written by Aleksandra Khvaleeva, Evgeniy Gagarin and Elena Gagarina, the movie stars Polina Davydova, Evgeniy Gagarin, Sergey Topkov, Andrey Tereshenko. Produced by Elena Talyanskaya, Georgiy Smirnov, Evgeniya Mustafina and Frank Ellrich.


A young woman named Mila is kidnapped. The unknown abductors keep her in an old garage, talk to her through a loudspeaker and set strict rules: she must not sleep but has to fulfil weird tasks that they’ve prepared for her. It all looks like someone’s sick ideas and gloomy entertainment. Still, the girl doesn’t suspect that she’s part of a ruthless gruesome experiment…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

Sleepless Beauty is well-made and doesn’t get over-the-top on gore, a valuable restraint. It does mean however that the film falls a bit between two targets. Gorehounds may want more pepper, while I could have done with a bit more thriller.” Screen Anarchy


Sleepless Beauty is being distributed by Black Mandala Films.

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