Chalk this up as a movie I’m dying to see. Like any truly sophisticated gentleman, I often find myself drooling over the film noir, a part of the holy trinity of male-centric classic American films alongside the western and the war movies. In this trailer for The Perfect Sleep, maybe it is the effectively nostalgic use of Anton Karas’s legendary The Third Man score, maybe it is the impressive-looking camera work, maybe it is my undying love for femme fatale Roselyn Sanchez, or perhaps it is just the perfectly constructed noir plot synopsis (which you can read below) – all I know is that watching this trailer shrivels me testes with delight.
The Perfect Sleep begins a limited run in Los Angeles on March 13th at the Sunset Laemmle Theatre, before making a limited theatrical run in New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Portland. Here is the official plot and the trailer, courtesy of those classy gents over at Twitch:
In a timeless city, a man with no name returns to the violent, brutal domain of assassins he left ten years before – back when they dubbed him The Mad Monk for his disregard for his own life and his intense devotion to one woman, Porphyria; a beautiful, luminescent woman; the girl he grew up with; the love of his life; the one thing he has ever wanted; the one thing he can never have.
There is no discernible reason for him to come back to this ruthless city, save one. She still lives here, she is in danger, and he – a man gifted in the art of killing – may be the only one who can save her. Waiting for him are deadly men who would like nothing more than to see him die a painful death. Standing at their forefront is the formidable Nikolai, the man who raised him and just might be his father.