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25 February 1994 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
De søger en nattevagt, Martin er ikke mørkeræd, han har kun et problem... han får jobbet !
Plot:
In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent Danish thriller See more (32 total) »

Cast

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Martin (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)

Sofie Gråbøl ... Kalinka

Kim Bodnia ... Jens

Lotte Andersen ... Lotte
Ulf Pilgaard ... Kommisæren
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

Ulrich Thomsen ... Rod 1 (as Ulrik Thomsen)
Christian Friis ... Rod 2 (as Chris Friis)
Peter Rygaard ... Tjener

Karin Rørbeck ... Universitetspige (as Karin Rørbæk)
Michael Goeskjær ... Juridisk forelæser
Mika Heilmann ... Død kvinde
Michel Castenholt ... Bøsse
Jytte Rosholm ... Kvindelig læge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cecilie Brask ... Pige på universitet (uncredited)

Johanna Brüel ... Churchgoer (uncredited)
Steen Stig Lommer ... Chef (uncredited)
Kjeld Nørgaard ... Chef (uncredited)

Directed by
Ole Bornedal 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ole Bornedal 

Produced by
Michael Obel .... producer
Jesper Boas Smith .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Joachim Holbek 
Knud Odde  (as Sort Sol)
The Sandmen 
Sort Sol 
 
Cinematography by
Dan Laustsen 
 
Film Editing by
Camilla Skousen 
 
Production Design by
Søren Krag Sørensen 
 
Art Direction by
Søren Krag Sørensen 
 
Costume Design by
Margrethe Rasmussen 
 
Makeup Department
Kim Olsson .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Flinth .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Nico .... property master
Rikke Raben .... sculptor
Peter Skriver .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Michael Dela .... sound
Nino Jacobsen .... sound
Lars Lund .... sound assistant
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Kim Olsson .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Jerris .... optical effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Bekker .... lighting assistant
Søren Berthelin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jakob Bonfils .... grip
Jakob Bonfils .... steadicam operator
Thomas Holm Deleurang .... clapper loader (as Thomas Holm Christensen)
Michael Wils Jensen .... lighting technician (as Michael Wils)
Rolf Konow .... still photographer
Michael Sørensen .... lighting director
 
Editorial Department
Ole Bornedal .... trailer
Liselotte Havmøller .... assistant editor
Michael Frank Nielsen .... color timer (as Michael Nielsen)
Michael Obel .... trailer
Martin Schmidt .... synchronization
Zsuzsanna Schønebeck .... negative cutter (as Zsuzsanne Schønbeck)
Molly Marlene Stensgaard .... editing consultant (as Molly Malene Stensgaard)
John Struck .... synchronization
 
Music Department
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra .... orchestra
Juraj Durovic .... music engineer
Mario Klemens .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Bettie Bach .... accountant
Karen Bentzon .... script supervisor
Laura Bergsøe .... production assistant
Peter Bornedahl .... dramaturgical consultant
Martine Carlsen .... public relations
Christel Hammer .... public relations
Katrine Hartmann .... production assistant
Kristine Jørgensen .... accountant
Mette Ambro Kragh .... production assistant
Frank Omø .... production assistant
Birgitte Parrish .... accountant
Jens Stenholt .... runner
Bjarne Woldiderich .... police contact
Christian Zethner .... runner
 
Thanks
Jørgen Banzier .... Thura Film would like to thank
Bruno Hattens .... Thura Film would like to thank
Jørgen Simonsen .... Thura Film would like to thank
Jesper Sylvest .... Thura Film would like to thank
 

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Also Known As:
"Nattevagten" - Denmark (original title)
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Runtime:
107 min
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The picture in the guards room, is of Lewis Thornton Powel a.k.a. Lewis paine/payne, a co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.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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Soundtrack:
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Danish thriller, 24 October 2006
Author: Camera Obscura from The Dutch Mountains

NIGHTWATCH (Ole Bornedal - Denmark 1994).

Danish writer-director Bornedal made an extremely suspenseful film about young law student Martin (Nikolaj Coaster Waldau) in Copenhagen who takes a job as the nightwatchman at a mortuary. A serial killer is lose on the streets, leaving behind a string of scalped female victims. Soon after Martin started his new job, one of the victims is brought in. That's when Martin meets homicide detective Peter Wörmer (Ulf Pilgaard). When one night one of the victims in the morgue is molested, Martin being the nightwatchman is suspected and soon finds himself trapped in a carefully planned frame-up.

Suspenseful, black humour, some necrophilia, this is superior genre movie-making. Bornedal goes for an ultra-realistic style and certainly employs some very skillfull set-ups that will have you on the edge of your seat. The performances are all-round perfect. In fact, I cannot recall a genre film of this kind with so many impressive performances. Superior scripting and character development by Bornedal helps this, but exceptional nevertheless. Kim Bodnia's role as Martin best friend Jens Arkiel got him noticed and he would later star in an equally impressive role in PUSHER (1996). Bornedal also directed an inferior American remake in 1997 starring Ewan McGregor.

Camera Obscura --- 9/10

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