27 April 2012

Sleepless Night

Directed by: Frédéric Jardin
Written by: Frédéric Jardin & Olivier Douyère
Full credits at IMDb

Sleepless Night is a French action movie, which means that it follows the formula set by its American counterparts—there are plenty of speeding cars, shootouts, and injured bodies; there's lots of running, shouting, and punching—but also makes the time to let its hero (Tomer Sisley) stop running, sit down, and weep in an empty stairwell between set pieces. It's his haggard emotional credibility driving the plot—not just director Frédéric Jardin's exciting pacing and twisty storytelling—that makes the movie so effective.

Keep reading this dispatch from the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at The L Magazine

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