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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Emily Browning
Directors
Julia Leigh
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Running Time
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Sleeping Beauty
The feel-up film of the season


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Sleeping Beauty

Plot
Cash-strapped Australian student Lucy (Browning) begins working in the sex industry, graduating from waitressing in lingerie to submitting to men while drugged and asleep. Mysterious madam Clara (Blake) calls the shots.


Verdict
This will divide audiences as much as The Tree Of Life, but it’s a brave and beautiful calling card for both filmmaker and star. Drink it up, sit back and think of a very different Australia.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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