There’s a fair old bit of Internet buzz surrounding the French action movie Sleepless Night which Slashfilm.com described as: ‘Like Die Hard meets 24 by way of Taken.’
Directed by Frédéric Jardin Sleepless Night is already being remade for American audiences by Warner Bros, (those wacky Americans and their inability to read subtitles), the trailer above doesn’t really explain too much about the film but the plot rattles along like so:
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.
No word if Sleepless Night will receive any kind of theatrical release here in the UK but the film will be available for download on iTunes on April 17th.