A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.


Julia Leigh


Julia Leigh (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bridgette Barrett Bridgette Barrett ... Dinner Waitress
Rachael Blake ... Clara
Hannah Bella Bowden Hannah Bella Bowden ... Dinner Waitress
Emily Browning ... Lucy
Alan Cardy Alan Cardy ... Dinner Guest
Peter Carroll ... Man 1
Les Chantery ... Driver
Benita Collings Benita Collings ... Dinner Guest
Michael Dorman ... Cook
Eden Falk Eden Falk ... Thomas
Anni Finsterer ... Train Riding Hairdresser
Mirrah Foulkes ... Sophie
James Peter Fraser ... Guy with Ticket (as James Fraser)
Robin Goldsworthy Robin Goldsworthy ... Flatmate
Vernon Hayman Vernon Hayman ... Dinner Guest


Lucy is a university student who is working a number of jobs. She volunteers at a research lab, works at a coffee shop, and as a photocopy clerk in an office. She responds to an advertisement and embarks on an erotic freelance job in which she is required to sleep in bed alongside paying customers. Written by Anonymous

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A W****House of different type so as the Movie
27 February 2012 | by saadgkhanSee all my reviews

SLEEPING BEAUTY – CATCH IT ( B- ) Sleeping Beauty is an erotic Australian movie about a w****House of a different kind. A young girl gets involves herself into W****house, where she doesn't have to prostitute herself but let herself to sleep for hours while other abuse her body in most disguising way. The subject matter of the movie is shocking and it shows us a side of people under their suits. How far humans can go for to fulfill their twisted fetishes? Human may have started wearing clothes and behaved civilized but under closed doors they're worst than animals. For me watching Emily Browning in such an erotic role was surprising. Watching her for the first time in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events with Jim Carrey to this is defiantly a surprise. Emily Browning has done a tremendous job, not only she is stunningly beautiful but she allows herself to go that raunchier in it. Michael Dorman was okay. On the whole the movie is good but it doesn't show us the purpose of making it. Was it just a shock value or director could not go more into the reason behind these psychotic fetishes?

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Release Date:

2 December 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sleeping Beauty See more »


Box Office


AUD3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,207, 4 December 2011

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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