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SLEEPLESS NIGHT tells the story of Vincent (Tomer Sisley, The Burma Conspiracy), a respected and dedicated police officer - or so it seems. After he and a colleague are recognized while stealing a massive bag of cocaine from drug dealers employed by local mob boss Marciano (Serge Riaboukine, Mondays in the Sun), Vincent quickly finds himself trapped in a situation that no parent would envy: His son has been kidnapped with the promise of execution if he doesn't immediately deliver the bag back to its rightful owner. Vincent heads to Marciano's nightclub on the outskirts of Paris to make the swap, but competing interests and misplaced loyalties soon threaten to complicate the exchange. The ensuing game of cat-and-mouse quickly spirals into madness, sprawling across every seedy back room and pulsating, claustrophobic inch of the crowded dance floor. With enemies on all sides and time working against him, the night to come might not only be the longest but also the last for Vincent and his young son.
- An Interview with the Cast of SLEEPLESS NIGHT, Presented by American Express
- In French with English Subtitles
"If the Oscars® added a category for Best Action Movie, it would be a shoo-in." --IFC News
"A brilliant, frenetic action film." --Indiewire
Top Customer Reviews
The movie starts out on familiar territory. A car chase and shoot-out results in the theft of a rather large bag of drugs. All is not how it would seem, however, as the major players have conflicting alliances. I won't divulge too much, part of the film's pleasure is how the revelations unfold as the action progresses. In the midst of the set-up, we're introduced to a local police officer played by Tomer Sisley. Sisley is in the middle of several rival factions, and his son is taken as a pawn to manipulate him. This leads all the key players to the aforementioned nightclub and this is where all bets are off. The pacing is fast, the scenarios are clever, and the staging is perfectly constructed.Read more ›
This is a good movie, but if you don't like to read subtitles, then this might not be for you. Otherwise, if you're a fan of fast-paced, gritty (French) thrillers, then you should check this out. Tomer Sisley apparently likes to do his own stunts, and his character (Vincent) gets beat on quite a bit in this movie (I kept wondering how much more he could take, until he finally gets knocked out!), but it's not crazy, over-the-top violence a la Quentin Tarantino. It's "normal"...whatever that is! LOL! You know what I mean. There's some blood, but not too much. I mean, Vincent is a cop who's tangled up with bad cops and drug dealers, so of course there's going to be some violence...
Anyway, if you're a fan of other French actors like Jean Reno, you might like this too.
The hero, the dirty cop and the dirtier cop, the villain, are almost super humans. Another guy would have broken his back by falling on the steps, but not here. The villain is some kind of a super human, who keeps coming back more energetic after every beating.
It could have been a great movie, but sadly, it was not.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
French cop Vincent (Tomer Sisley) and his partner kick off this film by stealing a cocaine haul from a crime kingpin, they intend to sell it themselves for personal gain. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tommy Dooley
Excellent. One of the best French thrillers that I've seen in years. It will keep you on edge throughout the movie. Keep your eyes open for a sequel.Published 19 months ago by AZ21412
This film is an adrenalin rush, 80% one location, handheld camera, ultra-violent thrilling ride. German born to Israeli parents of Russian and Yemenite origins Arab looking Tomer... Read morePublished on August 21, 2014 by Jon Stevens Alon
not really my style wrong language it was okayPublished on August 4, 2014 by TELLING THE TRUTH EVEN IF IT HURTS
It was suspenseful, very interesting, and with great fight scenes. Most of all it was not a predictable bad vs good guys story. Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Levi H. Noir