In a timeless city, a man known as "The Narrator" 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 - fate is a cruel mistress indeed.
Screenwriter Anton Pardoe also stars as "The Narrator" and his performance is exceptional, delivering some of the pulpiest tough guy dialogue your likely to hear all year. He's both emotionally charged and ironically comedic with a film noir grit necessary for a tortured character. The scorching Roselyn Sanchez is cast as The Narrator's muse Porphyria and tantilizingly plays the eye candy role. Tony Amendola's performance as Dr. Hitman steals every scene he's in and left me wanting more of this bizarre lunatic.
Perfect Sleep isn't your typical film-noir, it has a dreamlike quality full of Lynchian mysticism with a prosaic narration to accompany the fever dream imagery; it's low budget but with high productions values; set designs of jaw dropping magnitude; it's been beautifully photographed and has powerful performances from a cast of complex and intriguing characters.
This film might not appeal to the masses but it's definitely an instant winner for anyone who likes to completely submerge themselves into a mind-bending indie flick with a unique vision; it ticks all the right boxes needed to, eventually, become a cult classic.