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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 »
User Reviews:
Quite possibly the best TV series ever See more (77 total) »

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)
Otto Brandenburg ... Hansen (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)

Udo Kier ... Lillebror / ... (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Holger Perfort ... Professor Ulrich (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)
Søren Elung Jensen ... Læge (8 episodes, 1994-1997)

Lars von Trier ... Himself (8 episodes, 1994-1997)
Louise Fribo ... Sanne (7 episodes, 1994-1997)
Paul Hüttel ... Steenbæk (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)
Solbjørg Højfeldt ... Camilla (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)
Birthe Neumann ... Fru Svendsen / ... (4 episodes, 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)
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)
Per Christensen .... special makeup effects assistant (4 episodes, 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)
Ingrid Høybye .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1994)
Janus Billeskov Jansen .... creative consultant (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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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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:
The large factory-like building that Dr. Helmer surveys with his binoculars from the hospital roof is the Swedish Nuclear Power Plant at Barsebäck. Due to its proximity to Copenhagen it was a frequent source of friction between the two countries until it was shut down in 2005.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The level of coffee in Helmer's cup switches back and forth by inches between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Dishwasher 2:The good will cry and the evil will laugh. That's what they say!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Gozu (2003)See more »

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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Quite possibly the best TV series ever, 25 December 2006
Author: MrVibrating from Sweden

Von Trier's Riget is his playground. It's fun watching and you can sense it was fun making. The cast all give top-notch performances, which is rare if there is only money involved. The directing is inspired and ambitious and best of all, it works, hand camera and all.

Riget is also a tour-de-force for Ernst-Hugo, a man who left my home town in his youth never to return. His cynical, out-of-his depth, partly incompetent and totally danophobic Swede Stig-Helmer is one of the funniest and best-played characters I've ever seen. He dominates every scene he's in, and his monologues on top of the hospital are priceless.

The rest of the cast do their best to overshine Jähregård, and they're not far behind. Krogshöj, Stig-Helmers nemesis, is really memorable, with a really unsettling gaze. Fru Drusse, played by Kirsten Rolffes, is another great character, utterly believable and also very funny. Then there's Bulder, Rigmor, the incompetent hospital director Moesgaard and his love-sick medical-student son, the mongoloid dish-washers, the elderly gentlemen of the secret society, and so on and so on.

The plot is a simple ghost hunt thing, nothing special. It's the quirks and the characters that move Riget forward. In four hours time, not a lot has happened on a larger scale, but you will still be sorting through all the details.

Riget is the concrete evidence that the Danish movie culture is superior to the Swedish. One can only hope we will ever produce something as great as this.

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