Waking Life

Waking Life (2001)

Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself?

  • Genre: Animation, Drama
  • Release Date: 2001-10-19
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 611 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Line Research
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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.

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    Writing Richard Linklater Screenplay
    Directing Richard Linklater Director
    Camera Richard Linklater Director of Photography
    Editing Sandra Adair Editor
    Production Anne Walker-McBay Producer
    Production John Sloss Executive Producer
    Production Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
    Production Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer
    Production Palmer West Producer
    Production Jonah Smith Producer
    Camera Tommy Pallotta Director of Photography
    Production Tommy Pallotta Producer
    Sound Glover Gill Original Music Composer