You may be looking for Insomnia, the 1997 film of the same name.
"A bad cop can't sleep because his conscience won't let him."
Ellie Burr

Insomnia was Christopher Nolan's third feature film, released in 2002. Unlike his first two features, Insomnia is not an original screenplay, instead being adapted from another film of the same name. The adaptation was written by Hillary Seitz, and the film was produced by Emma Thomas, George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, Broderick Johnson, Paul Junger Witt, Andrew A. Kosove and Edward L. McDonnell.

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Insomnia introduces Dormer, an LAPD detective who is sent to Alaska to solve the murder of a young girl. While there, he meets a young detective, and ends up not being able to sleep due to the constant sunlight and his nagging conscience of past deeds.

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Insomnia's structure is relatively simple compared to Nolan's other films. The storyline follows a linear narrative, with occasional flashbacks to Dormer's life in LA.

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