- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 19, 2005
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Tla
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - (unspecified)
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Uncut - 09/01/2005
"The tone here is as changeable as the narrative, drawing on slacker comedy, twisty noir mystique and flat-out avant-garde fantasy."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2005
"[There's a] tongue-in-cheek sense to the film's genre-bending whimsy."
The genre bending and narrative twisting NO REST FOR BRAVE (PAS DE REPOS POUR LES BRAVES) marks the feature film debut of French experimental filmmaker Alain Guiraudie. Basile has a dream where a mysterious figure warns him that his next sleep will be his last, and resolves never to slumber again. His intentional insomnia unhinges his mind, and he commits a series of murders that send him on the run from the authorities and the media--at which point Basile, in a bizarre narrative turn, becomes involved in a gang war as a man named Hector. Guiraudie's meandering and disjointed narrative structure has been compared to that of David Lynch.