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Tribeca Film Acquires French Thriller

Written by: FFT Webmaster | November 18th, 2011

Tribeca Film has acquired all US rights to SLEEPING NIGHT, an action thriller which had its World Premiere in the Midnight Madness section of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. The film, directed by French filmmaker Frédéric Jardin, will be released in 2012 on VOD and theatrically. Warner Bros. recently announced it has acquired English-language remake rights. SLEEPLESS NIGHT tells the story of Vincent, a respected and dedicated police officer,         who after stealing a bag of cocaine from drug dealers, 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. What follows is an intense, claustrophobic cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals into madness as the tables are constantly turned multiple times throughout the evening.  The film is produced by Marco Cherqui and Lauranne Bourrachot, the team behind last year’s Oscar nominee THE PROPHET.

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