Mientras duermes

Mientras duermes

Streaming Video - 2012 | Spanish
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A troubled doorman with a fetish for secretly tormenting his residents targets the building's cheeriest tenant and becomes determined to ruin her life by any means necessary.
Publisher: [United States] : MPI Media Group : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (approximately 100 min.)) :,sound, color

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abcDena
Jan 23, 2016

I don't know how a movie with such a sinister main character and interesting plot could be so boring. 102 minutes of pure MAKE IT STOP. I've seen better Spanish horror films.

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3romm3la
Mar 22, 2015

This movie only works because none of Cesar's victims appear to have all of their five senses . . . or common sense . . . and because the Spanish police don't seem to have any investigative skills . . .
It was an interesting idea, but poorly executed.

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trotter73
Dec 23, 2014

the lead antangonist may be the creepiest sociopath I've seen since "Vanishing"

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jblaze3170
Dec 13, 2014

Very good movie!

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Nursebob
Dec 07, 2014

César (heartthrob Luis Tosar) is the handsome soft-spoken concierge at a chic Barcelona apartment building. He is also an ice cold sociopath completely lacking any human empathy whatsoever. Constantly dogged by suicidal thoughts, César’s only respite comes from playing malicious pranks on the tenants; deriving some degree of mirthless satisfaction by making others miserable. He meets his greatest challenge however in Clara, the perpetually optimistic young woman upstairs, and no matter what he does—-seeding her apartment with cockroach eggs, injecting lye into her face cream, hiding under her bed with chloroform in hand waiting for her to fall asleep—-she remains oblivious to the monster behind his false smile. The only witnesses to his wicked activities are the little girl across the hall whose juvenile attempts at blackmail eventually backfire; and his institutionalized mother who, paralyzed and mute following a stroke, can only weep as he whispers every sordid detail of his plan to destroy Clara’s life. But when Clara’s boyfriend discovers a few incriminating clues, César’s tenuous hold on sanity begins to crumble and his mean-spirited games suddenly turn deadly… Shot almost entirely within the confines of an aging condo complex, Jaume Balagueró’s sadistic urban nightmare plays on many different levels: as a straight-up thriller it contains passages of almost unbearable tension as Balagueró slowly raises the stakes; as a psychological horror film its casual cruelty is both repellent and morbidly fascinating; and as the blackest of comedies its diabolically twisted ending left me chuckling more out of disbelief than amusement. A perfectly choreographed assault on modern insecurities which puts a sinister spin on that last bastion of safety—-our homes (and beds). Sweet dreams!

Monuu Nov 03, 2014

This movie was a disappointment. It was barely a thriller and it was too unrealistic. The only good thing was the acting.

Mocha6ft3 Apr 25, 2014

It's a little unusual for me to watch movies on my HOMETHEATER on a weekday and without my friend, but something about the title and a brief review had my curiosity on overtime. I must admit i wasn't that thrilled listening to a movie in spanish, but after a few moments, i forgot all about the language and simply enjoyed this movie. The man who plays the concierge in the building does a very good job at being a creep. In fact, i was blown away by the length in which he persues this woman and makes her life a living hell!!!! And the little girl that lived next door to the woman was something else. As far as sound is concerned, it's more "all around sound " I liked this movie and i would watch it again. This time with my friend. She would be talking back to my television, loud!!!! I'll give this creep movie 4 and half stars. For a creepy concierge that makes this film more horror than drama, a good story, and an equally creepy little girl. Two large hamburgers, several thin slices of pineapples, tomatoes,a little bit of lettuce, plenty of ketchup on three slices of whole wheat bread. A very large glass of coke.

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jescar82
Apr 07, 2014

Excellent creepy movie, good actors.

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Mikogee
Feb 01, 2014

Director Jaume Balaguero also created ?Rec,? a loud, chaotic horror movie. Despite the innovative narrative technique used in Rec, one never forgets that it is essentially a vampire tale, a fiction. The terror in Mientras Duermes is more frightening because it is plausible. The agent is a thoroughly evil person who seems outwardly benign, someone you might see without noticing.

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22950006357453
Jul 16, 2013

I have a new hero and his name is Cesare! A man who takes life by the balls and bends it to his will!

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Mar 14, 2013

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