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Nightwatch (1994) More at IMDbPro »Nattevagten (original title)

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25 February 1994 (Denmark) See more »
De søger en nattevagt, Martin er ikke mørkeræd, han har kun et problem... han får jobbet !
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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Superb serial killer thriller! See more (32 total) »


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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
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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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 »
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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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Superb serial killer thriller!, 20 August 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

'Nightwatch' is genuinely creepy Danish thriller full of suspense and interesting uncliched characters. Writer/director Ole Bornedal really knows how to hook a viewer by creating a likeable hero, then throwing him in the deep end. We really feel for Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Wadeu) and want to somehow see him get out of the dangerous mess he unexpectedly finds himself in! This movie has plenty of twists without getting gimmicky, and is helped enormously by the first rate cast of unknown (to an English language audience) actors, all of whom are well cast and convincing. One of the oddest things about this movie is that the American remake was not only inferior, but actually directed by Bornedal himself. American remakes of European movies are almost always poor, but this is one of the few examples of the same director being responsible for both. (One other springs to mind - George Sluizer's brilliant 'Spoorloos', remade by himself as the hugely disappointing 'The Vanishing'). Maybe this says a lot about Hollywood and the behind the scenes compromises movie audiences are rarely privy to. Anyway, steer clear of the crappy remake, and try to see this the superb original. Along with Amenabar's similarly taut and claustrophobic 'Tesis' it is one of the most effective and entertaining thrillers of the last decade.

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