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Release Date:
25 February 1994 (Denmark) See more »
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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 »
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10 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Am I the only person here who didn't think this was all that great? See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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

Sofie Gråbøl ... Kalinka

Kim Bodnia ... Jens

Lotte Andersen ... Lotte
Ulf Pilgaard ... Inspector Wörmer
Rikke Louise Andersson ... Joyce
Stig Hoffmeyer ... Rolf
Gyrd Løfquist ... The Old Nightwatch
Niels Anders Thorn ... The Doctor
Leif Adolfsson ... Theater Instructor
Henrik Fiig ... Actor
Jesper Hyldegaard ... Bar Guest

Ulrich Thomsen ... Pub Thug #1 (as Ulrik Thomsen)
Christian Friis ... Pub Thug #2 (as Chris Friis)
Peter Rygaard ... Servant

Karin Rørbeck ... Girl at University (as Karin Rørbæk)
Michael Goeskjær ... Lecturer
Mika Heilmann ... Dead Woman
Michel Castenholt ... Gay Man
Jytte Rosholm ... Female Doctor
Cecilie Brask ... Pige på universitet
Steen Stig Lommer ... Chef
Kjeld Nørgaard ... Chef
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Directed by
Ole Bornedal 
 
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Ole Bornedal 

Produced by
Michael Obel .... producer
Jesper Boas Smith .... co-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
 
Sound Department
Michael Dela .... sound
Nino Jacobsen .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rolf Konow .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Michael Frank Nielsen .... color timer
 
Transportation Department
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nattevagten" - Denmark (original title)
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Runtime:
107 min
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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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15 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Am I the only person here who didn't think this was all that great?, 1 October 2002
Author: godless savage from seattle

I really wanted to like this movie, I'd read about it for years before it finally came out on video here. Maybe my expectations were too high. Really, I don't know what everyone else is raving about here, I thought this was a very average thriller. I'm not surprised this was remade by hollywood, as the plot and characters and dialogue already seem quite "hollywood" influenced to me in this original, though with that careful european touch, which really just made the movie seems slow to me.

I thought this movie was going to be atmospheric and creepy, but there was hardly any atmosphere at all, the direction was pretty dry and by-the-numbers. There were maybe 15 minutes filled with scary going-ons, and the rest was quite slow and talky, with no sense of buildup or dread whatsoever. The red herrings and forshadowing were so obvious in this, it was like getting slapped in the face.

Like I said, I went into this with good intentions. I like horror from extreme gore, to atmospheric chillers, from "Dead Alive" to "The Others. This movie filled neither of these needs. Not so much bad, as just average. I suppose if all you watch is mainstream hollywood films, or if you liked that pointless piece of crud "With a Friend Like Harry", then this will probably seem great to you.

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