|DVD Dogs Lie
Director: Richard Atkinson
Writers: Richard Atkinson, Jane Beale
Stars: Ken Anderson, Ashley Arcement, Frank Boyd
Eight patients and two staff (Samrat Chakrabarti and Frank Boyd) meet at a luxurious NY sleep clinic for a night of observation and monitoring. Their lives become dangerously entwined as secrets are revealed.Lucia (Ewa Da Cruz) becomes the center of attention as her life seemingly spins out of control. Love, black mail and murder ensue. Humor and irreverence give way to devious self interest. Written by Richard Atkinson
|Plot Keywords: murder, sleep clinic, sleep, love, culture|
Release Date: 2 October 2011 (Canada)
Budget: $170,000 (estimated)
A very entertaining film with an unexpected twist.
Having seen this you won't want to stay in a sleep clinic – it may keep you awake. It's an unusual setting but this adds to the intrigue
It is not what it seems and not what you would expect
The characters and their relationships are well developed at a good pace. Josh and Iqbal are utterly believable and keep you involved to the end.
The light humour adds to the viewing pleasure – I loved the telephone conversations between Iqbal and his mother.
It deserves the awards and accolades it has received so far.
Attended the ITN Film and New Media Festival in NY where Dogs Lie won a couple of awards.
Film was suspenseful and also humorous. Really liked the slightly goofy and totally trusting Iqbal and have watched some of his other films. Josh completely takes you in and fools you. Lots of twists…Good supporting actors – the beautiful, intriguing Lucia; the brutish Vlad; the efficient Detective with a romantic underside. There is also the character of Yuri played by the famous wrestler, Ken Anderson, and Iqbal's Mum (Gita Reddy)gives a realistic portrayal of the over-bearing, helicopter Mom.
Interesting choice of setting – a sleep clinic. Have always wondered what went on behind the scenes.
Don't want to spoil the plot so you'll have to see it!
It has been some time since I first saw this film, but it left me with distinct impressions.
I recollect my wishing the film would not end due to the central characters' (Josh & Iqbal) perfect casting, and strong performances in their abilities to intrigue, as well as captivate the viewer with layers of subtle, clever repartee.
It's a Must See and on my List of Recommendations for anyone who loves the suspense of watching a carefully paced chess game loaded with wit and intelligence.
Not surprised it's gaining so much recognition. Also on my List to see again….. but I don't want to spoil anything…. Just See It!
Firstly, I'm soooo tired of these bad pretentious filmmakers posting phony rave reviews for their own garbage and dummying up the number of stars.
Check out the high reviews on this one. Both are left by someone clearly attached to the film, since they both are also posting links to articles about the alleged awards the film got!
IMDb should really purge the system of this dreck. The movie stinks! And the music is the worst chosen for a film I've heard in about a decade. It doesn't match. But at least sometimes it drowns out the super bad acting.
The only positive thing is the rack on the girl. That's it. There no cohesive plot.
Honestly, you will be bored silly. And there's actually a grown man with a bad wig who has a stuffed bunny rabbit! Can you say asinine?
Ever since video got cheap to make, everybody thinks they're the next Orson Welles.
Oh, BTW, literally at 0:07:09 I knew the "twist" ending. This movie is idiotic.