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New Orleans Film Society

Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche)

FRANCE, BELGIUM & LUXEMBOURG 103 min.

Director
Frédéric Jardin
Writer
Frédéric Jardin
Writer
Nicolas Saada
Producer
Marco Cherqui
Producer
David Grumbach
Producer
Jean-Jacques Neira
Director of Photography
Tom Stern
Editor
Marco Cavé
Editor
Christophe Pinel
  • Trailer: Sleepless Night

Synopsis

Sleepless Night tells the story of Vincent, a respected and dedicated police officer—-or so it seems. After stealing a massive bag of cocaine from drug dealers that work for Marciano, a powerful mob boss/nightclub owner, Vincent quickly finds himself trapped in a situation that no parent would envy- his son has been kidnapped with the promise of being executed if he doesn’t immediately deliver the bag back to its rightful owner. As Vincent heads to the nightclub in the outskirts of Paris to trade the drugs for his son, he soon gets caught in an intense, claustrophobic cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals into madness as the tables are constantly turned multiple times throughout the evening. The night to come might not only be the longest but also the last one of his life… and his young son’s as well. Recently voted the #1 indie theatrical release of 2012 to date; and IFC.com declared “If the Oscars added a category for Best Action Film, Sleepless Night would be a shoo-in.”