Gus Van Sant

Deep waters

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Mike lives on the streets of Portland. He’s a hustler. A hustler with narcolepsy, a neurological sleep disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. Affected by strong emotions narcoleptics may experience  a sudden muscular weakness, and suddenly literally  fall into deep sleep. His friend Scott does the same, but mostly to annoy..
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Earthy things

Restless (2011)

What can be more tragic than a good-looking teenage girl with cancer, who falls in love with a teenage boy. He by the way is  being followed by a ghost of Japanese kamikaze pilot.