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Sleepless Night (I) (2011)
"Nuit blanche" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  11 May 2012 (USA)
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A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld finds his secret life exposed when he and his partner are caught stealing cocaine from a powerful drug dealer, a move that puts his son's life in jeopardy.

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Vincent
Serge Riaboukine ...
José Marciano
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Lacombe
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Feydek
Laurent Stocker ...
Manuel
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Yilmaz
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Vignali
Samy Seghir ...
Thomas
Dominique Bettenfeld ...
Alex
Adel Bencherif ...
Abel
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Julia
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Lucy
Vincent Bersoulle ...
Turc 3 (as Vincent Bersoulet)
Olivier Massart ...
Quinquagénaire
Cécile Boland ...
Barmaid
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A drug heist goes wrong, as one of the drug carriers escapes after stabbing the robbers, gets a glimpse of their faces. The two masked men are actually two police officers, who decided to plan the heist. Vincent, a lieutenant who now has a bad stab wound, ends up with a huge bag of coke. The bag of coke belongs to a powerful mob boss/nightclub owner named Jose, who kidnaps Vincent's son in hopes to reclaim his property. Vincent has until the end of the night to return the stash and save his son. Written by Akumavern

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€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,106 (USA) (11 May 2012)

Gross:

$2,106 (USA) (11 May 2012)
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Don't mess with a father missing his son
3 October 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

The latter years I've gotten more and more impressed with French action movies. At least those I've come too see here in Norway, and that's quite a few. I would go so far as saying that the French are now the leading action flick makers, and by far has passed both the Americans and the Brits. The French movies I've seen recently is full of action, we'll played and has a great touch of realism, which very often is not the case with the films coming out of Hollywood.

This film, "Sleepless night", is about to be remade in Hollywood I understand, and there's really no wonder why. This is action from start to finish, and the best action I've seen since "Headhunters". It's tight, exciting, down right dirty action, and still very realistically told. It's a drug heist gone wrong, exploding into a nightmare. Many of there has been with corrupt cops, which is a great genre in itself amongst these films. I guess it's a great premise that you don't know who you can trust, or rather, like in this. You know who you can't trust. Anyone!

We meet a divorced cop getting into trouble after a rather bad decision. He is seen after committing a theft of a load of drugs. As a direct following if this, his beloved teenage son is kidnapped by the gangster missing their drugs. This starts off a nightmare which you really shouldn't miss!

A roller coaster of bad decisions and bad people. Filmed in dirty raw, grainy film, stressed music, with hand-held camera, which I've rarely seen more well done. Not annoying, just realistically adding to the nerve of the story. A treat of a film which sucks you up right from the start. I'll keep checking out French action movies!


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