Insomnia (2002) Directed by Christopher Nolan
Robin Williams as Walter Finch and Al Pacino as Will Dormer.

Finch: When I heard they had brought somebody from LA, I panicked. I wasn’t worried about the locals. I knew they would connect me to Kay eventually, but I could handle them. They never look in the eyes of a killer. Killing changes you. You know that. There’s no guilt. I never meant to do it. It’s like, awareness. Life is so important. How could it be so fuckin’ fragile? You’d see it right away, wouldn’t you?
Dormer: Are you trying to impress me, Finch? Because you got the wrong guy. Killing that girl made you feel special… but you’re not. You’re the same distorted, pathetic freak I’ve been dealing with for 30 years. You know how many of you I caught with your pants down?
Finch: I never touched her like that.
Dormer: You wanted to. Now you wish you had. Hm? Best you could do is clip her nails. Now you’re so different. You don’t get it, do you, Finch? You’re my job. You’re what I’m paid to do. You’re about as mysterious to me as a blocked toilet is to a fuckin’ plumber. Reasons for doing what you did? Who gives a fuck?

2 Responses to “Insomnia (2002)”

  1. I know I am probably in the minority but I prefer the original Norwegian film by Erik Skjoldbjaweg upon which this is based, but like it’s predecessor this one doesn’t rush and is aided by a distinctive European tone.

  2. Full Disclosure: I’ve never seen the Norwegian original, but on its own I really dig this one.

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