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Waking Life

2001-10-19 | Animation / Drama

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Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater

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5 wins 26 nominations
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    Laterna Magica Prize - Special Mention

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    Best Film

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    Golden Lion


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On July 23, 2021, there were 5266 public reaction to Waking Life including deeply meaningful, memorable quote, tour de force, demanding multiple views, alternate history.
The director of Waking Life is Richard Linklater.
The runtime of Waking Life is 99 minutes.
The certification of Waking Life is R.
On July 23, 2021, the IMDB rating of Waking Life is 7.8/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 81/100, Metacritic rating is 83/100, TMDB rating is 7.0/10.
The revenue of Waking Life was 3,176,880 USD.
The full version of Waking Life is provided by Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , Vudu , Microsoft Store , Redbox
The casts of Waking Life are Trevor Jack Brooks starring as Young Boy Playing Paper Game, Lorelei Linklater starring as Young Girl Playing Paper Game, Wiley Wiggins starring as Main Character, Glover Gill starring as Accordion Player, Lara Hicks starring as Violin Player, Ames Asbell starring as Viola Player.
The release date of Waking Life is October 19, 2001.
The genre of Waking Life is Animation,Drama.
Waking Life won 2001 Venice Film Festival, 2002 National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA, 2002 Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2001 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.