Only those fluent in French will be able to understand the dialogue in the first international trailer for Sleepless Night, but that doesn’t take away the impact of the fantastic action shown. I checked out Frederic Jardin‘s one-club (and some car chasing) thriller at TIFF and instantly become one of the most entertaining action experiences I’ve had this year. The film, being aptly described as Taken meets Die Hard, was already picked up for a US remake by Warner Bros. Check out the trailer below and our review here.
A gunshot shatters the early-morning silence on the streets of Paris as two men in balaclavas intercept a car on a drug run. In the rushed heist that follows, one of the drug carriers in the vehicle is shot. The other escapes, but not before getting a glimpse of one of the men unmasked. The next day, one of the thieves, Vincent (Tomer Sisley of Largo Winch), is addressed as lieutenant in the bathroom at work. This reveal — that the robbers are really cops — is the first of many in Frédéric Jardin’s Sleepless Night, which peels back layers of deceit one by one as the film plunges forward. This is an all-nighter of action: pop some caffeine and run headfirst into Jardin’s gritty world of good cops, bad cops and vicious drug dealers, all flashing under strobe lights and set to a throbbing techno beat.
Sleepless Night has yet to pick up a US distributor, but expect a remake to hit theaters in the next few years.
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