Crime never sleeps and neither does the veteran LAPD homicide detective invited to Nightmute, Alaska to head a murder investigation there. He finds the investigation disrupted by an ever-shining midnight sun that wreaks sleep-depriving havoc on his body clock. As his consciousness becomes more unstable, he is nagged by a sense of personal guilt over a second crime that might just be real.
MPAA rating: R.
Alcon Entertainment presents a Witt/Thomas, Section Eight production ; produced by Paul Junger Witt, Edward L. McDonnell, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove ; screenplay by Hillary Seitz ; directed by Christopher Nolan.
Based on the film "Insomnia" directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg; written by Nikolaj Frobenius and Erik Skjoldbjærg.
Originally released as a motion picture.
Special features: additional scenes with optional director's commentary; commentary by director Christopher Nolan in order of shooting sequence; commentary with Hilary Swank, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Dody Dorn, cinematographer Wally Pfister and screenwriter Hillary Seitz; "Day for night": making-of documentary (8 min.); "180°": a conversation with Nolan and star Al Pacino (17 min.); "In the fog": cinematography and production design (6 min. each); "Eyes wide open": the insomniac's world (8 min.); stills gallery; theatrical trailer; enhanced features for PC DVD-ROM drives.
Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt, Paul Dooley.
DVD, region 1, dual-layer format; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround.
In English or dubbed in French. Optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. Closed-captioned in English.
Director of photography, Wally Pfister ; editor, Dody Dorn ; music, David Julyan ; costume designer, Tish Monaghan ; production designer, Nathan Crowley.
Also issued on VHS.