Sleep Dealer, from relative newbie director Alex Rivera, takes its visual cues like a westernized, live action version of some funky used-future Japanese anime flick.  Set against the backdrop of the US-Mexico border in some kind of alternate, not-so-distant future, it already seems disturbingly credible.  Don't take your border patrol friends opening night. 

Check out the trailer and a more detailed plot synopsis after the jump.

"Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology." -

Sleep Dealer opens April 17th.