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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:
One of the best horror movies ever! See more (76 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)

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)
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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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:
Plot holes: Helmer procures hot coffee, and enters the archive. Mogge returns, with Krogshøj, and they lock Helmer in - he's left standing with a cup of scalding coffee - he can't move with setting off the infra-red alarm sensors. He's left, statue-like, staring at his cup of steaming liquid. Cut to Drusse and Bulder. She says she has to perform a seance for some doctors, and tells Bulder that in 1 hour, they are to attempt to enter the archive. When they get there, they inadvertently liberate Helmer, who casts away his cup of still scalding, yet hour-old coffee.See more »
Quotes:
Helmer:Here is Denmark, excreted from limestone. There is Sweden, chiselled from granite. Danish scum!See more »
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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
One of the best horror movies ever!, 7 April 2001
Author: sumez (morten@eternal.dk) from Copenhagen, Denmark

To me, this was the production that made Lars von Trier stand out as an extraordinary movie director and the movie, that finally pushed the Danish movie scene in the right direction!

It sort of founded the modern Danish dogma/dogme inspired movie style with its grainy colours, rash use of cutting and camera movement as well as strange, yet very realistic acting. All used to develop the perfect atmosphere around a good horror movie! There is just one thing you must remember when watching Riget/The Kingdom. It is a movie. It is entertainment. It is no comedy, yet nothing in the movie is serious. It uses sick and sometimes just weird ways of building up the horror. It doesn't have to make sense.

A lot of people may not like this because it is typically Danish, which may easily frustrate anyone who is only used to high budget Hollywood movies. The not-so-obvious deeper meaning between the lines as well as all the bold and underlined lines that have no meaning at all could confuse certain minds, but if you are prepared for a bunch of self-irony and sweet horror scenes, and if you like writers/directors such as David Lynch and Chris Carter, you are going to love this!

It is nice to see that mentally freaked out horror movies didn't die out with The Exorcist, and this definitely isn't any worse!

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