Insomnia is a movie about a officer (played by Al Pacino) investigating a murder above the Arctic Circle and suffering insomnia due to the midnight sun and his guilt over past and present misdeeds.He is guilty having planted false evidence against suspects.
He has only done so in cases where he was certain they were guilty, but he just did not have enough legitimate, legally admissible evidence to gain a conviction in a court of law. Nonetheless, his actions were, of course, illegal and unethical. Al Pacino is backstabbed by his partner, who reveals that he was offered an immunity deal in exchange for promising to provide testimony. Al Pacino shoots and kills his partner during a pursuit for a murder suspect in a heavy fog. Throughout the film, Al Pacino becomes more and more delirious, partly because of feelings of guilt over shooting his partner and anxiety about the risk of being found out, partly because of insomnia brought on by the perpetual daylight of the Alaskan summer.
Towards the end of the movie, he asks the landlady of the inn where he stays, – “Do you think it was wrong? What we did?
She gives a pause and says… ” I guess it’s about what you thought was right at the time. Then, what you’re willing to live with….”
I thought it was right at THAT moment.
Now the question is very simple.. Am I willing to live with it?
Or would i continue to be.. sleepless….