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Martin (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
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Ulf Pilgaard ...
Rikke Louise Andersson ...
Joyce
Stig Hoffmeyer ...
Rolf
Gyrd Løfquist ...
Den gamle nattevagt
Niels Anders Thorn ...
Lægen
Leif Adolfsson ...
Teaterinstruktøren
Henrik Fiig ...
Skuespilleren
Jesper Hyldegaard ...
Bargæst
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Rod 1 (as Ulrik Thomsen)
Christian Friis ...
Rod 2 (as Chris Friis)
Peter Rygaard ...
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In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. Therefore and because of a strange bet with his fellow student Jens, the police begins to think he is the murderer. Police detective Wormer wants to help him but Martin is more and more suspected. Written by Joern Richts <richts@informatik.rwth-aachen.de>

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De søger en nattevagt, Martin er ikke mørkeræd, han har kun et problem... han får jobbet !

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Film debut of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. See more »

Quotes

Martin: You know what Hans Christian Andersen did? Every time he had masturbated he wrote a little X in his diary
Jens: If I had written down an X every time I had masturbated, there wouldn't be any pencils left in the whole wide world
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References Lo squartatore di New York (1982) See more »

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Popcorn
Written by Steen Birger Jørgensen, Knud Odde, Thomas Ortved, Peter Peter, & Lars Top Galia
Performed by Sort Sol
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better than the remake
2 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a great little film, with some genuinely creepy moments. Yes it is fairly predictable and not exactly original. However it makes up for its unoriginality with good acting and competant directing. The close-up of Ulf Pilgaard's (Inspector Wörmer) face when he realises that Sofie Gråbøl (Kalinka) was at the murder scene is both funny and terrifying as he weighs up his options. Anyway it is far superior to the US remake (it seems as though people are split on this: generally Americans like the remake, Europeans like the original). Stick with the original, 7/10.


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