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Sleepless Night (2011/I) More at IMDbPro »Nuit blanche (original title)

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Sleepless Night -- From Tribeca Film. A cop races through a packed nightclub, dodging drug dealers and his own corrupt colleagues, in a mad chase to rescue his son from the crime kingpin he is in debt to. In French w/ English subtitles.
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
Carlos Theus .... carpenter
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 Guéret .... 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
Gilles Franchimont .... location 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nuit blanche" - France (original title)
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103 min
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2 National Award winner comes in the Tamil remake of this movie namely Padmashree Kamal Hassan (4 time winner) and Prakash Raj.See more »
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Remade as Thoongaavanam (2015)See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Don't mess with a father missing his son, 3 October 2013
Author: OJT from Norway

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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