Waking Life

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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.

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Despertando a la vida, Valve-unessa, Vie Eveillée, Пробуждение жизни, Risvegliare la vita, Hayata Uyanmak, Programa Duplo Richard Linklater: Waking Life, 半梦半醒的人生, Az élet nyomában, Sním či bdím?, חיים בהקיץ, Prisonnier du rêve, Acordar para a vida, 웨이킹 라이프, Życie świadome, Bdelý život, Đánh Thức Cuộc Đời, Despertando a la Vida, ウェイキング・ライフ, Pabusti gyvenimui, ปลุกชีวิตเนรมิตฝัน, Valveunessa

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23 Jan 2001
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01 Sep 2001
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11 Sep 2001
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Theatrical limited

19 Oct 2001
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Theatrical

24 Apr 2002
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26 Apr 2002
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04 Jul 2002
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16 Nov 2002
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23 Feb 2021
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01 Jan 2002
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11 Sep 2001
  • Premiere Toronto International Film Festival
24 Apr 2002
  • Theatrical
23 Feb 2021
  • Digital Disney+
04 Jul 2002
  • Theatrical12
01 Sep 2001
  • Premiere Venice Film Festival
16 Nov 2002
  • Theatrical
26 Apr 2002
  • Theatrical
23 Jan 2001
  • Premiere Sundance Film Festival
19 Oct 2001
  • Theatrical limitedR
01 Jan 2002
  • PhysicalR VHS

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