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Awake (2007) (C) - Anthology Ottawa

Awake (2007) (C)

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"A scary, stylishly creepy thriller."

Prairie Miller, WBAI.

Sexy and suspenseful, Awake turns the disturbingly real phenomenon of "anesthetic awareness" - in which surgery patients, though completely paralyzed, are conscious of everything they are experiencing, including the pain - into a "completely absorbing" thriller (Roger Ebert).

When failed anesthesia leaves a rich young tycoon (Hayden Christensen, Star Wars) alert but immobilized during open-heart surgery, he overhears a devious plot to have him killed. Co-starring Jessica Alba (Sin City) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Crash), Awake does "for operations what Jaws did for the beach." (Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter) -- (C) The Weinstein Company, 2007, USA.

Starring Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Lena Olin, Arliss Howard, Terrence Howard.

Directed by Joby Harold.

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