It’s easy to see how people lost their minds over director Frédéric Jardin’s SLEEPLESS NIGHT at this years’ Toronto International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, and how Warner Brothers studio execs were quick to scramble to purchase this stunning action film for a remake. It’s got the most wonderful action movie building blocks in place: Double crossing partners, kindapping, and heists gone awry. Shut up! We are all in!
Here’s the official plot description:
Sleepless Night tells the story of Vincent, a respected and dedicated police officer – or so it seems. After he and a colleague are recognized while stealing a massive bag of cocaine from drug dealers employed by local mob boss Marciano, Vincent quickly finds himself trapped in a situation that no parent would envy: his son has been kidnapped with the promise of execution if he doesn’t immediately deliver the bag back to its rightful owner. Vincent heads to Marciano’s nightclub on the outskirts of Paris to make the swap, but competing interests and misplaced loyalties soon threaten to complicate the exchange. The ensuing game of cat-and-mouse quickly spirals into madness, sprawling across every seedy back room and pulsating, claustrophobic inch of the crowded dance floor. With enemies on all sides and time working against him, the night to come might not only be the longest but also the last of Vincent and his young son’s life.
Take a look at the trailer below and share your thoughts. Will Warner Brothers muck it up with their planned remake? All the more reason to catch the original French film in theaters on May 11 and VOD April 17.