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"The Kingdom" (1994) More at IMDbPro »"Riget" (original title), TV mini-series 1994-1997

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
24 November 1994 (Denmark) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A baptism of fear awaits you at... THE KINGDOM
Plot:
The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science... See more »
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Awards:
20 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 63 of 66)
Ernst-Hugo Järegård ... Stig Helmer (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Kirsten Rolffes ... Sigrid Drusse (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Holger Juul Hansen ... Einar Moesgaard / ... (8 episodes, 1994-1997)

Søren Pilmark ... Jørgen Krogshøj (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Ghita Nørby ... Rigmor Mortensen (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Jens Okking ... Bulder Harly Drusse (8 episodes, 1994-1997)

Baard Owe ... Palle Bondo (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Birgitte Raaberg ... Judith Petersen (8 episodes, 1994-1997)

Peter Mygind ... Morten 'Mogge' Moesgaard (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Vita Jensen ... Opvasker #1 (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Morten Rotne Leffers ... Opvasker #2 (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Søren Elung Jensen ... Læge (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Holger Perfort ... Professor Ulrich (8 episodes, 1994-1997)

Udo Kier ... Lillebror / ... (8 episodes, 1994-1997)

Laura Christensen ... Mona Jensen / ... (8 episodes, 1994-1997)

Ole Boisen ... Christian (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Ruth Junker ... Opvasker #1 (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Peter Gilsfort ... Opvasker #2 (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Ulrik Cold ... Narrator (8 episodes, 1994-1997)

Lars von Trier ... Himself (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Otto Brandenburg ... Hansen (7 episodes, 1994-1997)
Paul Hüttel ... Steenbæk (7 episodes, 1994-1997)
Louise Fribo ... Sanne (7 episodes, 1994-1997)
Klaus Wegener ... Skadestuelæge (7 episodes, 1994-1997)
Annette Ketscher ... Skadestuesygeplejerske / ... (7 episodes, 1994-1997)
Mette Munk Plum ... Monas mor (7 episodes, 1994-1997)
Julie Wieth ... Sygeplejerske ved Mona / ... (6 episodes, 1994-1997)
Birte Tove ... Sygeplejerske på neurokirurgisk (6 episodes, 1994-1997)
Erik Wedersøe ... Ole / ... (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
Henning Jensen ... Bob (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
Annevig Schelde Ebbe ... Mary Krüger (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
Tomas Stender ... Medicinstuderende / ... (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
Claus Nissen ... Jensen (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
Solbjørg Højfeldt ... Camilla (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
John Hahn-Petersen ... Nivesen (4 episodes, 1997)
Søren Lenander ... Vagt (4 episodes, 1994)
Michael Simpson ... Dyrepasser i dyrelaboratoriet / ... (4 episodes, 1994-1997)
Evald Krog ... Lillebror (4 episodes, 1997)
Lise Schrøder ... Sygeplejerske / ... (4 episodes, 1994-1997)
Henrik Koefoed ... Læge ved CTR-skanner (4 episodes, 1994)
Mette Marckmann ... Ung sygeplejerske (4 episodes, 1994)
Birthe Neumann ... Fru Svendsen / ... (3 episodes, 1997)
Bente Eskesen ... Sygeplejerske på neurokirurgisk (3 episodes, 1994)
Dorit Stender Petersen ... Sygeplejerske / ... (3 episodes, 1997)
Cecilie Brask ... Kvinde i terapi (3 episodes, 1997)
Benny Hansen ... Chauffør i radioen / ... (3 episodes, 1994)
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ... Hospitalspræst / ... (3 episodes, 1994-1997)
Müslie ... Bongo (3 episodes, 1994)
Helle Virkner ... Emma Mogensen / ... (3 episodes, 1994-1997)
Lars Lunøe ... Sundhedsminister (3 episodes, 1994-1997)
Peter Hartmann ... Flyttemand (3 episodes, 1997)
Tine Miehe-Renard ... Natsygeplejerske (3 episodes, 1997)
Dick Kaysø ... Vagtmester (2 episodes, 1994)
Michelle Bjørn-Andersen ... Børnelæge (2 episodes, 1997)
Finn Nielsen ... Madsen (2 episodes, 1994)
Else Petersen ... Patient på Ellens stue (2 episodes, 1994)
Henrik Fiig ... Trafikoffer (2 episodes, 1997)
Klaus Pagh ... Stævningsmand (2 episodes, 1997)
Kim Jansson ... Betjent Jensen (2 episodes, 1997)

Thomas Bo Larsen ... Falken (2 episodes, 1997)
Claus Flygare ... Betjent Nielsen (2 episodes, 1997)
Steen Svare ... Hospitalsansat (2 episodes, 1997)
Ole Dupont ... Læge / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1997)
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Series Directed by
Morten Arnfred (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Lars von Trier (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
 
Series Writing credits
Lars von Trier (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Niels Vørsel (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Tómas Gislason (4 episodes, 1994)

Series Produced by
Svend Abrahamsen .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Philippe Bober .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... executive producer / external producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Ole Reim .... producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Ib Tardini .... co-producer / external producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Bo Lindquist .... producer (4 episodes, 1997)
Vibeke Windeløv .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1997)

Marianne Slot .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Joachim Holbek (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
 
Series Cinematography by
Eric Kress (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
 
Series Film Editing by
Molly Marlene Stensgaard (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Jacob Thuesen (4 episodes, 1994)
Pernille Bech Christensen (4 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Production Design by
Jette Lehmann (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Hans Christian Lindholm (4 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Costume Design by
Annelise Bailey (unknown episodes)
Bjarne Nilsson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Birthe Lyngsøe .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Kim Olsson .... special makeup effects (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Lis Olsson .... special makeup effects / makeup artist (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Jeanet Keil .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Production Management
Tove Jystrup .... post-production manager / assistant production manager (7 episodes, 1994-1997)
Ole Guldbrandsen .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1997)
Lene Nielsen .... production manager (4 episodes, 1997)
Bo Ehrhardt .... post-production manager / assistant production manager (3 episodes, 1994)
Bo Lindquist .... production manager (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Art Department
Torben Bækmark Pedersen .... property master (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Katrine Bonfils .... assistant property master / props (4 episodes, 1994)
Jan Iversen .... property master (4 episodes, 1994)
Jens Nissen .... set constructor (4 episodes, 1994)
Søren Schwartzberg .... assistant property master / props (4 episodes, 1994)
Suzanne Bøg Henriksen .... property master (4 episodes, 1997)
Per Kjær Jørgensen .... set constructor (4 episodes, 1997)
Jesper Wetterslev .... graphics (4 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Sound Department
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... foley artist / sound effects editor (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Peter Christian Hansen .... sound (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Hans Møller .... sound editor (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Benny Jensen .... boom operator (4 episodes, 1994)
Per Streit .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1994)
Asser Borgen .... assistant sound (4 episodes, 1997)
Jens Bønding .... foley artist (4 episodes, 1997)
Bruno Langiano .... foley artist (4 episodes, 1997)
Leif Petersen .... boom operator (4 episodes, 1997)
Verner Pilegaard .... boom operator (4 episodes, 1997)
Eddie Simonsen .... sound effects (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Special Effects by
Niels Fly .... special effects (4 episodes, 1994)
Niels Skovgaard .... special effects (4 episodes, 1994)
Lars Kolding Andersen .... special effects (4 episodes, 1997)
Annette Rolfshøj .... special effects (4 episodes, 1997)

Lise Mierca .... online editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Søren Buus .... visual effects (4 episodes, 1994)
Niels Valentin Dal .... visual effects (4 episodes, 1997)
Anton Liep .... visual effects (4 episodes, 1997)
Stig Pedersen .... digital effects (4 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Stunts
Hans Peter Ludvigsen .... stunt coordinator / stunts (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
Deni Jordan .... stunts (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Henrik Harpelund .... steadicam operator (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Ole Pedersen .... assistant camera / camera assistant (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Henrik Dithmer .... still photographer (4 episodes, 1994)
Kaj Larsen .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1994)
Morten Nybø .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1994)
Leif Petersen .... grip (4 episodes, 1994)
Erik Thal-Jantzen .... camera assistant / assistant camera (4 episodes, 1994)
Michael Valentin Christensen .... lighting assistant (4 episodes, 1997)
Bjarne Bergius Hermansen .... still photographer (4 episodes, 1997)
Jesper Hvenegaard .... steadicam operator (4 episodes, 1997)
Allan Kartin .... gyro camera technician (4 episodes, 1997)
Michael Kreutzmann .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1997)
Thomas Petersen .... lighting assistant (4 episodes, 1997)
Claus Rosenløv Jensen .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 1997)
Morten Ziersen .... video technician (4 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annelise Bailey .... wardrobe supervisor (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Bjarne Nilsson .... costumes (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Editorial Department
Sophie Ljungblom .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1994)
Anne Hovad Fischer .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1997)
Peter Kornbek .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 1997)
Tine Grew Pfeiffer .... post-production assistant (4 episodes, 1997)
Nynne Marie Selin Eidnes .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1997)
Rikke Selin .... first assistant editor (4 episodes, 1997)

Pelle Folmer .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Radiounderholdningsorkestret .... orchestra (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Frans Rasmussen .... conductor (5 episodes, 1994-1997)
Peter Ettrup Larsen .... conductor (3 episodes, 1997)
 
Series Other crew
Vibeke Aagaard .... production secretary (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Janus Billeskov Jansen .... creative consultant (4 episodes, 1994)
Ingrid Høybye .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1994)
Steen Laugesen .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1994)
Hanne Matthiesen .... prompter (4 episodes, 1994)
Charlotte Pedersen .... production secretary (4 episodes, 1994)
Anne-Marie Vidkjær .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1994)
Lennart Bohm .... medical consultant (4 episodes, 1997)
Anne Marie Borella .... consultant: hospital (4 episodes, 1997)
Ingrid Boye .... prompter (4 episodes, 1997)
Casper Holm .... assistant (4 episodes, 1997)
Benedicte Rosenkrantz .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1997)
Lars Munk Sørensen .... occult consultant (4 episodes, 1997)
Martin Techt .... runner (4 episodes, 1997)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Riget" - Denmark (original title)
"The Kingdom II" - France (theatrical title), International (English title) (second season title), USA (second season title)
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Runtime:
286 min | Canada:265 min | Denmark:280 min | USA:279 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R (DVD rating) | Australia:M (theatrical rating) | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:14 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Set and shot on location.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The level of coffee in Helmer's cup switches back and forth by inches between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Bondo:I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that I can't prove anything.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Antichrist (2009)See more »

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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Cannot give this any more praise, 16 December 2001
Author: AdFin

Acclaimed director Lars Von Trier came to Riget (The Kingdom) after the failure of his film Europa (1991) and some trouble with his personal life, weather these contrasting elements had anything to do with the set up of the story of the Kingdom is unknown, but it might explain the playfulness of the film. This was the first time that von Trier would use the documentary-style approach he continued in his Dogme film The Idiots (1998) and with this project it worked wonders at enriching the source material with a certain satire. We except straight away that these bizarre occurrences are actually happening in the largest hospital in Denmark (The Kingdom of the title) and we have no reason to doubt it. As well as visual style, the characterisation is also good, Von Trier and fellow writers Tomas Gíslason and Niels Vørsel understand that we need to be interested in the characters of a TV show if we are to follow them for the duration of the series, and the characters in The Kingdom are no exception. We have at the focus of the action Dr Helmer played by the late Ernst-Hugo Järegård, a Swede with a troubled past who despises the hospital and it's practices, his recurring catchphrase "Bloody Danes" is a memorable addition to the proceedings. But more importantly is the character of Mrs Drusse (Kirsten Rolffes), the Ms Marple type character who's strange visions of the ghostly young Mary set the ball rolling. All of the actors are perfectly cast and have a great time mixing the surreal horror with the more comedic moments. Having seen both series of the Kingdom, I would say that series two is much better, perhaps because by this time we have a better grasp on the characters, but that by no way means that series one isn't just as good, let's not forget just how important a stepping stone it is. With this one Von Trier and co-director Morten Arnfred created a modern TV masterpiece. 10/10

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