Doctor Sleep (film)

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This article is about the film. For the Stephen King novel, see Doctor Sleep (novel).
Doctor Sleep
Directed by Nick Willing
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Nick Willing
  • William Brookfield
Based on Doctor Sleep
by Madison Smartt Bell
Music by Simon Boswell
Cinematography Peter Sova
Edited by Niven Howie
BBC Films
Release date
  • 16 August 2002 (2002-08-16) (Israel)
Running time
108 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Doctor Sleep, also known as Close Your Eyes (USA), and Hypnotic (International: English title), is a 2002 film directed by Nick Willing based on the book of the same name written by Madison Smartt Bell.[1]

The film stars Goran Visnjic as Dr. Michael Strother, Shirley Henderson as Detective Janet Losey and Paddy Considine as Elliot Spruggs. It was nominated at the 2003 Cinénygma - Luxembourg International Film Festival, Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Awards and won in three categories at the Paris Film Festival and Sweden Fantastic Film Festival.


While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is called upon by Scotland Yard to unlock the secrets she holds in order to catch a man who believes he has discovered the key to immortality.


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