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Director/screenwriter Anthony Stagliano uses a rare genetic disorder that refuses to let the body shut down as a jumping off point to explore such issues as identity and faithfulness in a world where dreams and reality are indistinguishable. Arthur Dichter (David Connolly) is a devoted husband suffering from a rare genetic disorder known as fatal familial insomnia. A disorder that typically doesn't manifest itself until adulthood, fatal familial insomnia causes the afflicted to suffer insomnia, intense phobias, panic attacks, hallucinations, dementia, and ultimately death. As Arthur slips… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Arthur provides some overly mannered narration via a journal he's been keeping, but that also offers few clues to how much of what we're seeing is real or imagined."
‑ Maureen M. Hart, Chicago Tribune
"It would be nice to say that Fade cures the very thing that it's about, sleeplessness. But that wouldn't convey the pretentiousness of this psychological drama."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Words need not apply to this overly drawn-out picture where all 74 suffering minutes become an artificial scramble of missed attempts at isolation, lost love and disintegration."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
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