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2002 American thriller directed by Christopher Nolan starring Al Pacino as a cop on the trail of a killer (Robin Williams) in Alaska. Remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same name.

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Guilt being the cause of Insomnia theme have any common basis from real life?

Insomnia and The Machinist both works with the theme of guilt being the cause of insomnia. But is it based on any real facts? Is there any recorded case of guilt being the cause of insomnia? Or is it ...
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So how did Will end up in the same room with her?

In the film Insomnia, towards the end Will Dormer (Al Pacino) narrates to the hotel owner Rachel Clement (Maura Tierney) how he fabricated evidence to help convict a pedophile he was certain was ...
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Why does Dormer hesitate to sign Ellie's report?

During the course of Insomnia Ellie is given the task of investigating the death of Det. Eckhart, who is supposed to have been shot by the killer, but who we know was shot by his partner Det. Dormer. ...