Restless is a 2022 French action drama film directed by Régis Blondeau, written by Régis Blondeau and Julien Colombani and starring Franck Gastambide, Simon Abkarian and Michaël Abiteboul. It is based on the 2014 South Korean film A Hard Day by Kim Seong-hun.

After going to extremes to cover up an accident, a corrupt cop’s life spirals out of control when he starts receiving threats from a mysterious witness.

Parents need to know that Restless is a French caper movie about corrupt police officers involved in narcotics. The French title translates better into “Without Let Up” and the film is relentless in its depiction of self-dealing law enforcement, violence, and cover-ups. Language includes frequent use of “f–k,” “s–t,” “ass,” as well as “bitch,” “bastard,” “piss,” “hell,” “damn,” and “d–k.” Deaths come by shooting. Beatings are elaborately choreographed and brutal. A man is nearly drowned in a toilet. A heavy object crushes a car and the man in it. A car explodes, leaving the driver burned. Someone is hit by a car. A corpse is dragged and hidden, then dug up later and otherwise invaded. Cops steal seized drugs and go into business with drug dealers. In French with English subtitles.

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Franck Gastambide as Thomas
Simon Abkarian as Marelli
Michaël Abiteboul as Marc
Tracy Gotoas as Naomi
Jemima West as Agathe
Serge Hazanavicius as Commissaire Vaubour
Victoire Zenner as Louise
Perez Michael as Michael Bourgi
Nabil Missoumi as Barcelo
Fabrice de la Villehervé as Responsible Chambre Mortuaire

Initial release: 25 February 2022.

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