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CINEMANIA

EDDIE - THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL

Directed by Boris Rodriguez
FEATURE NARRATIVE 83 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE EDDIE - THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL
Onetime art star Lars Olafssen is all washed up. Too uninspired to paint, he accepts a teaching stint at a small-time art school in podunk Koda Lake, Canada, where he does double duty as caretaker for the offbeat town's neighborhood weirdo, Eddie. Eddie doesn't speak, doesn't have any friends, and is generally regarded by the townsfolk as a harmless loon, but to Lars he quickly becomes a trusted companion. As their unlikely friendship evolves, a dark and violent secret about Eddie's nocturnal impulses begins to surface. A secret that stirs long-dormant artistic urges in the creatively stunted Lars. A secret that he feels compelled to nurture….

A unique and satirical dark comedy, Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal masterfully balances its quirky humor and its cartoonish eruptions of grotesque violence as Lars finds himself torn between his duty to his friend and his duty to his work. As the situation gets increasingly out of control, Eddie remains ultimately a story about friendship, and also a story about art—and how far into the abyss one is willing to go for either.
Horror, Comedy
About the Director(s)
Boris Rodriguez made the award-winning documentary Havana Kids in 1996. That same year he attended the Canadian Film Centre as a director resident before spending the next two at TVOntario. Boris' films Night Kiss and Perfect premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Cinemania
  • Year:
    2012
  • Length:
    83 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Boris Rodriguez
  • Screenwriter:
    Boris Rodriguez
  • Producer:
    Michael A. Dobbin, Boris Rodriguez
  • Editor:
    Andres Refn
  • Associate Producer:
    Chris Hastings, Miriam Norgaard, Aelx Sandahl
  • Director of Photography:
    Philippe Kress
  • Production Designer:
    Colleen Marchand
  • Executive Producer:
    Steve Moretti, Michael Solomon, Sven Schnell
  • Composer:
    David Burns
  • Co-Producer:
    Ronnie Fridthjof
  • Primary Cast:
    Thure Lindhardt, Dylan Smith, Georgina Reilly, Alian Goulem, Paul Braunstein, Stephen McHattie

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