French Trailer for Toronto Film Festival Hit Action Film SLEEPLESS NIGHT

     September 27, 2011


One of the biggest successes to come out of the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month is surely the French action film Sleepless Night. The film screened as part of the “Midnight Madness” portion of the festival where Matt caught it and loved it. Warner Bros. is already developing an English-language remake (naturally), but the French trailer for the film is now available and I have to say that it looks pretty great even though I don’t speak French and thus can’t understand a word being said. The pic centers on an undercover cop trying to get back his kidnapped son from a drug-dealing nightclub owner. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Here’s the trailer (via Twitch):

Here’s the synopsis:

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.

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