More JDIFF 2012 reviews…

This is another guest post by Irish arts blogger Mick McGovern of

You can read his earlier reviews here – A “JDIFFerent” perspective on the first half of the film festival…

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Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche)

Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) – ★★★★½

Directed By: Frédéric Jardin  /  Starring: Tomer Sisley, Joey Starr, Julien Boisselier, Serge Riaboukine

Warning: I must start by saying I really like my French gangster/action movies, Point Blank (A Bout Portant) was one of my favourite films of last year and Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) continues in that vein. The film deals with seemingly crooked cops who intercept drugs in order to sell them themselves, however this time, one of them is recognised and the “rightful” owner of the drugs kidnaps his son in order to get them back. The film’s pace is breakneck, it’s full of great fight scenes, tough posturing, laughs and a great central performance by Sisley (looks a bit like Rio Ferdinand). A fine addition to its genre.

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