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by Philippe Flechaire


A man in his forties delivers parcels by hand to cities all over the world. After having performed these courier services in Berlin, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik, he lands in New York on a similar mission, only to discover that his client had died. This unexpected news means he has to wait, thus departing from his usual ritual of taking a plane, taxi or underground, arriving at the client’s, handing over the packet, then, as he waits for daybreak, shining his shoes and rolling up his clothes to place them in a particular order in his suitcase, and setting off for another rendezvous. Insomniac, growing increasingly tired, he comes across a female hotel employee, an encounter that once again shatters his strictly timed habits, that do not allow for anything unexpected...

original title: Never sleeps
country: France, Germany, Iceland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Philippe Flechaire
screenplay: Jeremy Boury, Benoit Falize
cast: Philippe Flechaire, Johanna Tschig, Jo Kelly, Laurent Modigliani, Tara Valdes, Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson
cinematography by: Benoit Falize
film editing: Philippe Flechaire, Jeremy Boury, Benoit Falize
producer: Isabelle Petiot
production: Fx
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