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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 »
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10 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A bona fide MASTERPIECE! 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 ... 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)
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Directed by
Ole Bornedal 
 
Writing credits
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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
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nattevagten" - Denmark (original title)
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Runtime:
107 min
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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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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A bona fide MASTERPIECE!, 14 October 2007
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

Well, I've wanted to see this film for so long that I actually put off watching it when I first got myself a copy for fear that it might disappoint. It is my greatest pleasure, therefore, to state that Nightwatch did not in any way disappoint me! This film is an out and out masterpiece and by far and away the best film I've seen in some time! Nightwatch is an intriguing blend of slow burn horror and murder mystery that manages thrills and surprises throughout. Denmark is not a country that springs to mind when thinking about horror films, but that hasn't stopped director Ole Bornedal from giving the best directors that the genre has to offer a real run for their money! The plot centres on a morgue where a young law student named Martin has just taken a job smoking, drinking, listening to rock music…and checking up on the corpses at night. It just happens that around the same time there's a maniac going round bumping off prostitutes, and of course the bodies are being taken to the morgue where Martin works, and that's where his troubles start as he finds himself getting caught up in the investigation...

The plot runs rather slowly, but the director ensures that the film is always interesting. Nightwatch is predominantly a horror thriller, but there are also themes of romance and comedy thrown into the mix which help to ensure that the film always feels fresh. Nightwatch is very high quality too, the acting is superb and it's clear that the director values this art form as the attention to detail is stunning and there isn't a shot in the movie that feels wrong or out of place. The characters are the most interesting thing about the film; they're all well defined, and that's a huge positive since the story really relies on that. The way that the director keeps the action mysterious and brooding means that the audience is always expecting something to happen, which ensures that the film is always full of tension. The director throws in a lot of red herrings and leads the audience astray before unleashing a well worked and really quite shocking twist towards the end. Overall, Nightwatch is everything you could want a thriller to be and more. There's not a great deal of films out there that are good as this one – so if you're lucky enough to come across a copy of Nightwatch, make sure you don't pass it up!

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