Trailer for Toronto Film Festival Midnight Madness Hit ‘Sleepless Night’

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One of the biggest successes to come out of the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month is the French action film Sleepless Night, which has been earning raves since it premiered as part of the Midnight Madness program. Warner Bros. is already developing an English-language remake, but in the meantime, the French trailer for the film is now available, and it looks pretty amazing. Sadly I couldn’t squeeze it into my TIFF schedule but the overall consensus is that Sleepless Night is a taut action thriller. You can watch the trailer below. 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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