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House of the Sleeping Beauties

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
A meandering, self-indulgent rumination on old age, death and unfulfillable desire (or unrepentant horniness), German actor-director Vadim Glowna’s adaptation of Yasunari Kawabata’s surreal, ironic short story gets everything but the surrealism and irony right. This shifts the tale—about a brothel in which impotent old men pay to cuddle with artificially slumbering hotties—away from Kawabata’s reflective critique of youth-draining machismo, to a visually lush occasion for Glowna to show the world he can still get it up.
Written by Mark Holcomb

Cast and crew

  • Director:Vadim Glowna
  • Screenwriter:Vadim Glowna
  • Cast:
    • Vadim Glowna
    • Angela Winkler
    • Birol Ünel
    • Maximilian Schell
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