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Waking Life (2001)

R 2001-10-19 (US) AnimationDramaFantasy 1h 39m
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Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself?


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.

  1. Richard Linklater

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ethan Hawke

    Ethan Hawke


  2. Julie Delpy

    Julie Delpy


  3. Wiley Wiggins

    Wiley Wiggins

    Main Character

  4. Bill Wise

    Bill Wise

    Boat Car Guy

  5. Alex Jones

    Alex Jones

    Man in Car with P.A.

  6. Steven Soderbergh

    Steven Soderbergh

    Interviewed on Television

  7. Ken Webster

    Ken Webster


  8. Charles Gunning

    Charles Gunning

    Angry Man in Jail

  9. Lorelei Linklater

    Lorelei Linklater

    Young Girl Playing Paper Game

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Waking Life
Waking Life

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue $3,176,880.00


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