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Requiem for a dream



  • Title: Requiem for a Dream
  • Release Date: October 27, 2000
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Genres: Drama
  • Director: Darren Aronofsky
  • Writers: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky
  • Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald


"Requiem for a Dream" delves into the tragic stories of four individuals whose lives are devastated by their escalating drug addictions. The narrative provides a stark examination of how addiction conquers the mind and body.

Themes & Keywords

  • Central Themes: Drug addiction, the overpowering nature of substance abuse.
  • Keywords: Drug addiction, junkie, heroin, speed, diet, unsociability, illegal prostitution.

Critical Reception

  • Review by eric226 (November 25, 2002): The film is described as both 'Awful and Essential', highlighting its challenging and original nature. The reviewer emphasizes the film's unique impact and its ability to provoke and change its viewers, despite being a difficult watch that may not be suitable for all audiences.

Alternative Titles

  • Réquiem por un sueño (ES)
  • Rekviem egy álomért (HU)
  • Réquiem para um Sonho (BR)
  • A Vida Não é um Sonho (PT)
  • 夢之安魂曲 (TW)
  • 梦的挽歌 (CN)
  • Ρέκβιεμ Για Ένα Όνειρο (GR)