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Sleepless Night -- 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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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tomer Sisley ... Vincent
Serge Riaboukine ... José Marciano

Julien Boisselier ... Lacombe

Joey Starr ... Feydek
Laurent Stocker ... Manuel

Birol Ünel ... Yilmaz

Lizzie Brocheré ... Vignali
Samy Seghir ... Thomas
Dominique Bettenfeld ... Alex
Adel Bencherif ... Abel

Catalina Denis ... Julia

Pom Klementieff ... Lucy
Vincent Bersoulle ... Turc 3 (as Vincent Bersoulet)
Olivier Massart ... Quinquagénaire
Cécile Boland ... Barmaid
Pascal Lavanchy ... Conducteur
Hervé Sogne ... Jeune flic police secours
Gabriel Boisante ... Inspecteur
Anne-Elisabeth Chuffart ... Jeune inspecteur

Dean Constantin ... Policier
Albert Dray ... Témoin
Jean-Michel Correia ... Videur
Jérôme Gaspard ... Trentenaire
Issam Akel ... Barman 1
Thomas Ancora ... Barman 2
Shom Siddiqi ... Sri-lankais 1
Laurent Hérion ... Cuisinier
Pascal Guégan ... Joueur billard
Kevin Conseil ... Serveur
Natasha Bintz ... Employée vestiaire 1 (as Natascha Bintz)
Esther Correira ... Employée vestiaire 2
Nikola Kostic ... Conducteur voiture came

Laurent Demianoff ... Passager voiture came
Sacha Cortez ... DJ
Bénédicte Philippon ... Jeune fille défoncée
Noha Choukrallah ... Chanteuse 1
François Saussus ... Chanteur / Sbire 1
Manon ... Chanteuse 2
Emman Van Landeghem ... Chanteur
Fabrice Giacinto ... Sbire 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Breda ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Frédéric Jardin 
Writing credits
Frédéric Jardin (scenario) &
Nicolas Saada (scenario)

Frédéric Jardin (adaptation and dialogue) &
Olivier Douyère (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Lauranne Bourrachot .... producer
Marco Cherqui .... producer
David Grumbach .... producer
Jean-Jacques Neira .... producer
Paolo Nino Cence .... assistant producer
Adrian Politowski .... co-producer
Paul Thiltges .... producer
Hubert Toint .... producer
Gilles Waterkeyn .... co-producer
Original Music by
Nicolas Errèra 
Cinematography by
Tom Stern 
Film Editing by
Christophe Pinel 
Casting by
François Parascan 
Production Design by
Hubert Pouille 
Set Decoration by
Florin Dima 
Costume Design by
Uli Simon 
Makeup Department
Peggy Bernaerts .... make up & hair artist
Katja Reinert-Alexis .... makeup designer
Production Management
Nicolas Bassetto .... post-production supervisor
Marc Dalmans .... production manager
Sébastien Fernandes Tasch .... production manager
Anne Giraudau .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hubert Barbin .... first assistant director
Michaël de Nijs .... second assistant director
Art Department
Niki Geeraerts .... carpenter
Ruben Hermans .... construction manager: luxembourg
Sound Department
Angelo Dos Santos .... dialogue editor
Angelo Dos Santos .... sound editor
Patrick Ghislain .... foley mixer
Charles Hennuyez .... boom operator
Vincent Maloumian .... foley artist
Christian Monheim .... sound mixer
Michel Schillings .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Tran Trong .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Jean-Christophe Bourgeois .... special effects technician
Virginie Arnaud .... assistant stunt coordinator
Malki Attar .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunt coordinator
Frédéric Dessains .... stunts
Sylvain Gabet .... stunts
Jérôme Gaspard .... stunt double
Gabriel Mercier .... stunt double
Gabriel Mercier .... stunt performer
Franck Merenda .... stunts
Jean-Charles Rousseau .... stunts
Nizar Saidi .... stunts
Sébastien Seveau .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Aach .... camera operator
Myriam Amouri .... second assistant camera
François Andreoletti .... first assistant b-camera
Charles Cornier .... second assistant camera
Kevin Dresse .... electrician
Emilie Gueret .... electrician
Tessa Inocencio .... camera trainee
Olivier Koos .... d.i.t. tech
Julien Lambert .... assistant camera
Fabrizio Maltese .... still photographer
Nadia Masri .... camera trainee
Aleks Sandrine Neumuller .... daily electrician
Tom Oversteijns .... key grip
Theo Theodorides .... first assistant camera
Jean-Paul Vallorani .... camera operator
Jan Vandenbussche .... lighting technician
Ricardo Vaz Palma .... still photographer
Wolfgang Wesemann .... first assistant b-camera
Casting Department
Michaël de Nijs .... original casting
François Parascan .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natasha Francotte .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Pauline Archange .... assistant editor
Peter Bernaers .... colorist
Marco Cavé .... additional editor
Liam McEvoy .... first assistant editor
Pauline Pallier .... assistant editor
Music Department
Artaban .... composer: additional music
Vladislav Boyadjiev .... assistant scoring engineer
Yannick Ciancanelli .... composer: additional music
Benton Ionic .... composer: additional music (as Ionic Benton)
Valérie Lindon .... executive music producer
D.J. Yenn .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Tewes Jerome .... transportation coordinator
Paolo Signorini .... driver
Other crew
Gaëlle Debaisieux .... script supervisor assistant
Djima Gana .... production administrator (2010)
Thanos Goltsos .... assistant location manager
Pierre Philippe Hendrickx .... legal advisor: Belgium
Martin Metz .... production executive
Christian Pannrucker .... location manager
Robert Schlungs .... location assistant
Robert Schlungs .... location crew
Iwona Sellers .... production executive
Bastien Sirodot .... production executive
Françoise Thouvenot .... script supervisor
Anne Berger .... production support executive (uncredited)
Kevin Koeniger .... production & financing coordinator (uncredited)
Jeremy Burdek .... special thanks
Nadia Khamlichi .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Nuit blanche" - France (original title)
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98 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A familiar plot with an unfamiliar setting, 20 December 2013
Author: kegs686 from United States

The action in "Sleepless Night" is intense, sure. However, it is not a fight filled, guns blazing extravaganza. The US trailer and comments gave this movie credit with being a mix of Die Hard, 24, and Taken. However, it is much better than Taken, more intelligent than Die Hard, and more unnerving than 24.

Tomer Sisley plays Vincent, a cop who moves cocaine for a drug kingpin. However, things take a turn for the worse and Vincent's son is kidnapped by Marciano, the kingpin. Vincent must enter Marciano's nightclub and outsmart the thugs and crooked cops who are both trying to track down Vincent. Sisley's performance is physical and real, his face is often twisted in pain or sadness, or violent rage. His acting impressed me more than all other aspects of the movie.

The setting takes place almost entirely in a nightclub, where Vincent is searching for his son while trying to search for the hidden drugs which he must give to Marciano in exchange for his boy. Never have crowds of ordinary people played such an important part in a film. The crowds on the dance floor, stairs, and bathrooms all play significant parts in the film. I felt claustrophobic just watching Vincent try to swim through a mess of bodies numerous times. The lighting and music creates a seemingly frantic pace, of which the movie already has plenty. Another highlight is the fight between Vincent and fellow cop Manuel. It is a very realistic and brutal one. It turns into a desperate, devastating fight where both men are exhausted physically and mentally after wards. They utilize numerous kitchen items and the landscape to try and better one another. There is no fancy fight moves or wall climbing, only ferocity and violence in this fight.

I was impressed with the acting and location. The plot is average, but the cast helps elevate it, and you are genuinely concerned for Vincent an his son's well being. It is in French with English subtitles, and I'm glad there was no awful dubbing as is what usually happens. It is a good action movie that impresses with its cinematography and acting. Well worth a viewing or more, especially if you enjoy films like Die Hard or Taken. It more than deserves a spot next to them on the shelf.

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