• Movie: While the Women Are Sleeping
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 6.3 (scored by 50 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 96

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Kenji Shimizu is a writer. He goes to a resort hotel with his wife for a one week vacation. Kenji Shimizu is bored with his wife and is also in a slump with his writing. He decides to get a job. Kenji just kills time at the resort hotel. A couple, that includes an older man and a beautiful young woman catches Kenji's eyes. Kenji follows the couple. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 27, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Score: 6.3 (scored by 50 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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2 people found this review helpful
Oct 14, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
"while the women are sleeping" I should have take this title as a warning that this movie might be boring because it took me 2 days to finish it as the first try literally puts me asleep LOL. With voyeurism as a main theme this psychological thriller movie should have been an interesting watch but most scenes didn't make sense to me as it started to toy with the idea of reality vs dream, and that's the reason why I fell asleep and not because of its slow pace.

One positive aspect is its semi eerie atmosphere. I've never seen such contrast with movie's setting and it's tone, the main lead's vacation with his wife is quite possibly the gloomiest vacation ever.

The sound is fantastic and whoever is responsible for it needs to be praised. He skillfully extracted those nature sounds which helps creating that fantastic semi eerie atmosphere. The location for this movie is beautiful too and the director didn't make shy in showing that.

Acting is quite strong, nishijima and takeshi kitano are both solid, and shiori is a bit of a revelation here. I see it as a start for her on tackling more mature roles. But as we reach the conclusion part, it gives us the ultimate headscratcher, you'll ask yourself "just what the heck did I watch".

Recommended for people who enjoys using all their braincells while figuring out what the heck is happening in the movie.

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