Archive of films Eddie - The Sleepwalking Cannibal / Eddie - The Sleepwalking Cannibal

Canada / Denmark
2011, 83 min

Section: Midnight Screenings
Year: 2012

Seeking inspiration? Get yourself a cannibal! Seemed like a good idea to petulant painter Lars, but not everyone in his small Canadian town shares quite the same enthusiasm. A Canadian comedy that cooks up an original recipe for getting along with problem neighbors.


Lars was once a renowned painter, but his brush hasn’t hit canvas in a decade. So he accepts a teaching job at an art school in the remote Canadian town, where he is determined to forget about his long-lost career. After a less than warm welcome on the part of the local inhabitants, he makes friends with the slow-witted Eddie, with whom he is forced to share digs. Unfortunately, Eddie suffers from an unusual personality trait: he sleepwalks around town at night strangling animals. At first Lars isn’t overly enthusiastic about this, but when he finally becomes fed up with the incessant barking of the neighbors’ dog, he decides to take malicious advantage of Eddie’s aberration. As the title of the film suggests, however, Eddie’s sprees get a bit out of control. On the other hand, Lars is inspired to paint for the first time in years – and he’s determined not to lose that inspiration. But what happens after he runs out of unpleasant neighbors? How far will an artist go to receive well-deserved recognition?

About the director

Boris Rodriguez

Boris Rodriguez studied film production at Concordia University in Montreal. He debuted as a director in 1995 with the documentary Havana Kids. He then attended the Canadian Film Center before spending the next two years honing his directorial skills in television at TVOntario. In 2000 his second film, the short Beso Nocturno, premiered at the Toronto IFF, as did his next short, Perfect, which enjoyed its premiere there in 2003. Three years later, Beso Nocturno was selected as part of a retrospective put on by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). At present, Rodriguez is at work on his first film in French, Maison Jolie Maison. The satirical black comedy Eddie – The Sleepwalking Cannibal is his feature debut.


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Midnight Screenings
Director: Boris Rodriguez
Screenplay: Boris Rodriguez
Dir. of Photography: Philippe Kress
Music: David Burns
Editor: Sara Bøgh Jensen
Producer: Michael A. Dobbin
Production: Quiet Revolution Pictures
Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Georgina Reilly, Dylan Smith, Alain Goulem
Contact: Global Screen GmbH


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