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Chicago – “Sleepless Night” is a relentless thriller about corrupt cops, a kidnapping, a very bad drug deal, and a French nightclub filled with innocent bystanders. The majority of this accomplished action flick takes place in one location on one crazy night and the result is a more intense, visceral experience than a vast majority of the Hollywood blockbusters you could see this Summer movie season.
A corrupt cop named Vincent steals a bag filled with cocaine from a dangerous crime lord in the opening scene of “Sleepless Night” and not only does our protagonist get stabbed but someone gets shot. Before he can even really patch the wound in his gut, his son Thomas is kidnapped and held by the man whose drugs he lifted. There’s a deal that needs to go down. Bring the drugs to the club, trade them for his loved one, and walk away. »
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The 52nd Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo wrapped up for another year this evening (June 14). The 'Golden Nymph' trophies were handed out to international TV productions at the Grimaldi Forum. Digital Spy presents the full list of winners at the awards ceremony below: Best Television Film
The Last Fine Day, Hager Moss Film (Germany) Best Director (TV Film)
Masato Harada - Early Autumn (Japan) Outstanding Actor (TV Film)
Christine Neubauer - Hanna's Decision (Germany) Best Mini-Series
Yasu - A Single Father's Story, Nhk (Japan) Outstanding Actress (Mini-Series)
Julien Boisselier - Henry Of Navarre (Germany) Best News Documentaries
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- By Tom Eames
CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the most-watched TV show in the world, won the ratings-based International Television Audience Award for the fifth time in seven years as U.S. series dominated the awards handed out today at the 52nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival. ABC’s Desperate Housewives took the honor on the comedy side, while The Bold And The Beautiful won for soap opera/telenovela. Among the Golden Nymph winners were HBO’s Game Of Thrones (drama) and ABC’s Modern Family (comedy) for best international producer, Woody Harrelson as outstanding actor in a telefilm for HBO’s Game Change, 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey for comedy actress, and Jason Priestley as best comedy actor for HBO Canada’s Call Me Fitz. Here’s the complete list of winners: Television Films Best Television Film The Last Fine Day Hager Moss Film Germany Best Director Masato Harada Early Autumn Japan Outstanding Actor Woody Harrelson »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Title: Sleepless Night Director: Frédéric Jardin Cast: Tomer Sisley, Serge Riaboukine and Julien Boisselier It seems like this year, simple high concept action films seem to be the trend. There’s, of course, “The Raid: Redemption,” a film that is a self contained, high octane, martial arts showcase; and for the Tribeca Film Festival we have “Sleepless Night.” A film that follows suit with its single location nature and high stakes action aesthetic, only with “Sleepless Night” we have a deeper narrative and poignant character moments. “Sleepless Night” follows Vincent (Tomer Sisley), a crooked cop involved in a drug heist gone wrong. Gangsters find out about the drug heist and his [ Read More ] »
- Rudie Obias
Containment thrillers can often be limited by the landscape of their locale, but in the French film “Sleepless Night,” the nightclub where corrupt cop Vincent (Tomer Sisley) races to rescue his son is expansive enough to make it seem like a mini-mall. Writer-director Frederic Jardin somehow manages to squeeze every last drop of claustrophobia from the massive, multilevel building, even after he’s filled it wall-to-wall with clubgoers, diners, socialites, and especially the odd assortment of cops and crooks who all have a stake in Vincent’s future. Although it’s quite deservedly scheduled for an American remake via the folks at Warner Brothers, “Sleepless Night” is the kind of entertainment that requires little translation to succeed, as its characters and story are so cleanly and cleverly designed that they would work in virtually any language.
The majority of the action in “Sleepless Night” is fallout from the botched drug »
- Todd Gilchrist
Back in December, we got our first look at Forum Expanded, a program of exhibitions, performances and other works that don't necessarily entail lowering the lights and peering straight ahead at the big white screen. So we already know that we'll be seeing new work by Luke Fowler, Harun Farocki and many others. The first of today's announcements from the Berlinale (February 9 through 19) fills in the details.
The addition, for example, of whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir (image above) by Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation, "a film edited live in real time which shows a man under surveillance in a fictional East European city," solidifies the impression that Forum Expanded is a rough equivalent of Toronto's Future Projections program and Sundance's New Frontier since, by the time it rolls into Berlin, it'll already have been presented by both.
Other notable additions since December's announcement: Luc Moullet's "uncompleted project about two thieves (mother and daughter »
6 items from 2012
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