I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2007)

Homeless on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Hsiao Kang is robbed, beaten and left for dead; he is found and nursed by Rawang, an immigrant worker, who lives in the shell of a modernist building abandoned during construction. Rawang's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With little dialogue, Tsai Ming-liang takes the viewer through a powerful journey of loneliness and longing.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The hormones here don't rage so much as unfurl over two exquisite hours.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

The film ends so beautifully that it's easy to forgive the dead passages that preceded it and hope it carries over into his next movie.

Chuck Stephens
Film Comment Magazine

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone-which ends with a vision of fragile and drifting bliss as oneiric as anything in the swamp-moss-pherics of Andrei Tarkovsky-is nothing short of a dream

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out

For Tsai's fans, Sleep offers many pleasures, including a heightened attention to nocturnal beauty and a gorgeous, uncharacteristic surrealism.

David Fear
Time Out

A serious return to creative form and a renewal of focus; there's a sense that every perfectly timed slow take and studied composition serves a purpose. And not a single melon gets shtupped.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A gorgeous film that won't disappoint.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone is a title to keep in mind while absorbing this allusive, humid mood piece.

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John Anderson

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone is emotional in what it says about the need for connections, religious in what it asks about the universe.

Jeremy Heilman

Tsai's style is essentially written in stone at this point, and [this] hardly challenges it. [He] is as visually adept here as ever, right up to the film's peaceful final shot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A poignant film of stunning, Tarkovskian beauty, but Tsai seems a bit too interested in playing with the structure of his works now, given how after a strong… More
Emily B.
This was my first Tsai Ming-liang, which is probably why it took my awhile to get use to his style. The slow pace and minimal dialogue does make it very… More
William Dunmyer
[size=3]I Don't Want to Sleep Alone, the first Malaysian film I've ever seen, is breathtakingly original in its minimalist filmmaking technique.… More
Krystle Chow
What a privilege to be able to see this at its N. American premiere in Toronto! Tsai has some beautiful camerawork here, and his incredibly still shots and… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "I Don't Want to Sleep Alone" a Chinese worker(Lee Kang-sheng) in Malaysia is beaten by scam artists. He is found along… More