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Nattevagten (1994)

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. ... See full summary »

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Martin (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
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Jens
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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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Thriller

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25 February 1994 (Denmark)  »

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Nightwatch  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. See more »

Goofs

When Martin is shown the murder victim in the morgue, the victim is clearly breathing. 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 Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Lille Lise let på tå
(uncredited)
Written by Hans Schreiber & Knud Pheiffer
Performed by Paul Hagen
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Finally!
19 July 2001 | by (Slagelse, Denmark) – See all my reviews

After decades of gritty social realism, lamebrained comedies and pretentious art trash came this fullblooded genre movie with plenty of blood and guts, thrills and chills with a talented cast of newcomers and a few surprises from a wellknown veteran. Humorist, TV-writer and stage director Ole Bornedal made his feature directing debut with this serial killer thriller starring the excellent Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as law student Martin who takes a job as a night watchman at the city morgue. At the same time, he is playing a dangerous game of challenges with reckless buddy Jens (Kim Bodnia, in a starmaking performance). Eventually he develops a kinship with determined police inspector Wörmer (a welcome change-of-pace for comedian Ulf Pilgaard, who has never been better), who is hunting the serial killer. No further revelations here, but check it out for yourself, BEFORE or even INSTEAD of renting the US remake with Ewan McGregor and Nick Nolte. This one is the genuine article, stylish and scary, admittedly with the usual plot holes and flaws, but a winner all the way with a couple of great laughs to vent the tension. The songs performed by Sort Sol adds just the right touch. That´s Ulrich Thomsen (the speaker from FESTEN) as the bully in the bar, by the way. ***½


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