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===Story=== As a more conventional follow-up to his innovative thriller ''Memento'', Christopher Nolan's ''Insomnia'' offers ample proof that his skills are genuine. A superbly crafted remake of the 1997 Norwegian thriller, this moody police procedural is transplanted to a remote Alaskan town, where a veteran Los Angeles detective (Al Pacino) arrives to investigate the murder of a teenaged girl. Professional tragedy collides with psychological turmoil as the detective suffers from sleeplessness under the region's perpetual daylight, and a local rookie cop (Hilary Swank) begins to suspect that truths are being hidden as the disturbing case unfolds. While the Alaskan setting intensifies the atmospheric mystery, Pacino's bleary-eyed disorientation adds a rich layer to his character's erratic behavior, and the casting of Robin Williams as the killer was a risk that pays off nicely. In many respects better than the original, ''Insomnia'' is a Hollywood remake that's refreshingly free of compromise. ''--Jeff Shannon'' ===DVD Features=== *Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French *Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) *Commentary by: director Christopher Nolan *Commentary by: actor Hilary Swank, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Dody Dorn, cinematograher Wally Pfister, and screenwriter Hillary Seitz *Additional scene with commentary *"Day for Night" making of documentary *"180 Degrees": A Conversation with Christopher Nolan and Al Pacino *"In the Fog": Cinematography and production design *"Eyes Wide Open": The insomniac's world *Stills Gallery


Al PacinoWill Dormer
Robin WilliamsWalter Finch
Hilary SwankEllie Burr
Oliver 'Ole' ZemenPilot
Paul DooleyChief Nyback
Nicky KattFred Duggar
Larry HoldenFarrell
Jay BrazeauFrancis
Lorne CardinalRich
James HutsonOfficer #1
Andrew CampbellOfficer #2
Paula ShawCoroner
Crystal LowerKay Connell
Tasha SimmsMrs. Connell
Martin DonovanHap Eckhart

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  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Theme(s): Horror, Lifestyle
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 118 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 24, 2002
    EuropeAug 30, 2002
    JapanSep 7, 2002
    AustraliaSep 5, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaJul 13, 2010
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
    EuropeJul 7, 2003
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