D: Christopher Nolan
Alcon (Paul Junger Witt, Edward L. McDonnell, Broderick Johnson & Andrew Kosove)
US 2002
118 mins


W: Hillary Seitz [based on a screenplay by Nikolaj Frobenius & Erik Skjoldbjaerg]
DP: Wally Pfister
Ed: Dody Dorn
Mus: David Julyan
PD: Nathan Crowley

Al Pacino (Det. Will Dormer), Robin Williams (Walter Finch), Hilary Swank (Det. Ellie Burr), Maura Tierney (Rachel Clement), Martin Donovan (Det. Hap Eckhart)

Insomnia is a remake of a 1997 Norwegian film of the same title, starring Al Pacino & Martin Donovan as two LA detectives who travel to a remote Alaskan town inside the Arctic Circle to investigate a schoolgirl's murder.
Pacino doesn't cope with the perpetual daylight as well as his partner, setting up a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the sociopathic main suspect (Robin Williams, brilliantly cast against type).
Fine acting and incredibly atmospheric, this is one US remake which does huge justice to its original source.
Al Pacino & Robin Williams in Insomnia
Al Pacino & Robin Williams in Insomnia