The Sleep Curse

Synopsis: In 1990, Neurologist Lam Sik-ka and his former flame suffer from the generational sleep curse that rooted in their both families war engagement during World War Two. Lam Sik-ka tries to save her flame from the grudge that made by a soothsayer's single-eyed daughter who was victimized by their fathers during the time of Japanese occupation in Hong Kong.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Herman Yau
  2 nominations.
102 min

Yet this is just psychoanalytic theory.

The medical community

still doesn't fully understand

how dreaming can affect the body.

As we see from the way Mr. Tin Chun Yuan is now,

if he's in a light sleep stage,

he should be able to hear me giving the lecture.

Are you demonstrating

the method of sleeping, Mr. Tin?

Or don't you care about finishing your degree?

The University Research Grants Committee

has carefully gone through your proposal,

and fully discussed it, Dr. Lam.

We're deeply sorry

for your application has not been approved.

Why not?

The University and the Faculty of Medicine

have always appreciated your...

OK, OK, I don't need that.

I only want to know why

such a valuable research was not approved.


the Committee finds your research unnatural.


Do you know what you're talking about?

Of the 5000 years of human civilization,

do you know how much time and how many resources

we humans have wasted on sleep?

Do you know oxygen is wasted

with every single breath as we sleep?

People spend about 1/3 of their lifetime asleep,

which means there is no pleasure,

no entertainment, no productivity,

no economic benefit.

If mankind needs no sleep,

civilization can fast forward

about a thousand years.

We will die without sleep!

How can we not sleep?

That's what my research is all about.

Dolphins remain active without sleep.

Migrating birds can fly

26 consecutive days without sleep.

I have already collected some data

for my research from white mice.

Humans aren't animals.

Why not?

I mean humans aren't birds or beasts.

Anyway, we find your research

goes against the laws of nature.

It's unethical!

How is it unethical?

Your education really hasn't helped you much.

It's no big deal to turn down my application!

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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