Someone is Sleeping in My Pain (2001): An East-West Macbeth

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Adapted from Macbeth. Directed by Michael Roes. Starring Andreá Smith, Ahmed Hizam al-Dulae, Yahya Hamood Mohsin Al-Dhafeer, Abdullah Nasser Muhammed Al-Hamdan. English and Arabic with partial English subtitles. Colour with some segments in black and white. 96 minutes.

This film assumes the form of a documentary about an African-American director (played by Andreá Smith), who is traveling to Yemen to make a film adaptation of Macbeth with a cast of local amateur actors. In real life Andreá Smith was a professional dancer and the actual director behind the film is the German anthropologist, author, and film director Michael Roes. This layering of dramatic and …

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Citation: Vyroubalova, Ema. "Someone is Sleeping in My Pain (2001): An East-West Macbeth". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 April 2020 [, accessed 27 September 2023.]

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