Sleep Tight (film)

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Sleep Tight
Sleep Tight.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJaume Balagueró
Produced byJulio Fernández
Written byAlberto Marini
Music byLucas Vidal
CinematographyPablo Rosso
Edited byGuillermo De La Cal
Castelao Pictures
Distributed byFilmax
Release date
  • 28 December 2011 (2011-12-28) (France)
Running time
102 minutes
Budget$5 million[citation needed]

Sleep Tight (Spanish: Mientras duermes; lit. While You Sleep) is a Spanish psychological thriller film directed by Jaume Balagueró. The film was developed under the title Flatmate.[1]


Apartment concierge Cesar (Luis Tosar) is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara (Marta Etura) proves to be harder than the most. So Cesar goes to creepy extremes to make this young woman mentally break down. Things get even more complicated in this twisted relationship when her boyfriend, Marcos (Alberto San Juan), shows up.


  • Luis Tosar as César
  • Marta Etura as Clara
  • Alberto San Juan as Marcos
  • Pep Tosar as Úrsula's father
  • Petra Martínez as Verónica
  • Amparo Fernández as The cleaning lady
  • Iris Almeida as Úrsula
  • Roger Morilla as The cleaning boy
  • Margarita Rosed as César's mother
  • Manel Dueso as The commissioner


Filmax narrated the film on the 2010 Cannes Film Festival[2] and named Jaume Balagueró as director.[3] Alberto Marini wrote the script of the film.[4] Balagueró cast in early May 2010 Luís Tosar[5] and Marta Etura for the leads.[6] Filmax and Balagueró filmed the project in Barcelona, Catalonia.[7] It is Balagueró's first film since Fragile alone on the directing chair.[8]


The United States release was in 2012.[9]


The review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 94% approval rating based on 31 published reviews—a weighted average of 7.3 out of 10.[10] It has a score of 70 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 11 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[11]

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  1. ^ Barton, Steve (3 May 2010). "Title Change: Flatmate Hopes You Sleep Tight". Dread Central. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  2. ^ Brown, Todd. "[REC] Director Jaume Balaguero Has A New FLATMATE". Twitch. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
  3. ^ Jaume Balagueró Preps Flatmate
  4. ^ Jaume Balagueró tiene nuevo proyecto
  5. ^ Luís Tosar To Become Jaume Balagueró's First Flatmate
  6. ^ En el set de “Mientras duermes”, lo nuevo de Jaume Balagueró Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Director Jaume Balaguero Returns to Film with Sleep Tight for Filmax
  8. ^ Jaume Balaguero Finds His Villain for Flatmate[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Title Change: Flatmate Hopes You Sleep Tight
  10. ^ "Sleep Tight (2012)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Sleep Tight (2012)". Metacritic. CBS Interactive (CBS Corporation). Retrieved 10 May 2018.

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