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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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Directed by

Richard Linklater

Written by

Richard Linklater (Screenplay)

Runtime

99 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

dream freedom philosophy independent film imagination existentialism existence parallel world loss of sense of reality free will

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