- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 10, 2012
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Ifc Independent Film
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 11/01/2011
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a brave, thoughtful, highly accomplished debut that rewards as much as it challenges."
New York Times - 12/01/2011
"[A]sly and elusive film....The tone is quiet and the pacing serenely unhurried..."
A.V. Club - 12/01/2011
"There's an allegorical quality to what Leigh's up to here....Emily Browning gives a game performance..."
Critically lauded Australian author Julia Leigh makes the leap to feature films as the writer/director of this haunting and erotic take on the Sleeping Beauty legend. Beautiful college student Lucy (Emily Browning) has just begun dabbling in sex work when she accepts an interview with Clara (Rachael Blake), the proprietor of an elegant prostitution business which caters to a wealthy clientele. Accepting the opportunity with the understanding that the job is to be handled with the utmost discretion, Lucy's unconventional duty is to consume a sleeping potion that will render her completely unconscious, at which time the clients are permitted to enter her chamber and indulge their prurient desires.