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Insomnia is a 2002 American psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Hillary Seitz. A remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same name.

Invited to Nightmute, Alaska, to head a murder case, veteran LAPD detective Will Dormer finds his investigation disrupted by an ever-shining midnight sun that wreaks sleep-depriving havoc on him – and by personal guilt over a second crime that may be real… or a figment of his increasingly unstable consciousness.


Release Date

May 24, 2002


Christopher Nolan


Hilary Seitz

Story (Original Film)

Erik Skjoldbjærg

Nikolaj Frobenius


Paul Junger Witt

Edward L. McDonnell

Andrew Kosove

Broderick Johnson

Steven Soderbergh

George Clooney


Wally Pfister

Production Design

Nathan Crowley

Film Editing

Dody Dorn

Costume Design

Tish Monaghan

Original Score

David Julyan


Marci Liroff

Art Direction

Michael Diner

Set Design

Peter Lando


$46 million

Running Time

118 minutes

Studios Involved

Alcon Entertainment

Section Eight

Distribution Company

Warner Bros. Pictures

Foreign Distribution

Buena Vista International

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