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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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Superior serial-killing! 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 
 
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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
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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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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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Superior serial-killing!, 2 December 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

You know how you often get extremely disappointed when you re-watch movies that petrified you as a kid and almost single-handedly were responsible for the development of your future phobias? Well, the Danish horror/suspense masterpiece "Nattevagten" is the symbolic exception that confirms the rule. More than a decade after its initially shocking & nightmarish impact, the film still is as unsettling as when it first came out. I saw this film shortly after its release in 1994, but most of the time my eyes & ears were covered by the sheets of my bed. In my defense, I was only 12 years old and the film is truly creepy! Although I now admit that the basic story and screenplay aren't entirely flawless, the atmosphere of "Nattevagten" is still indescribably tense and haunting. In order to make some extra money to finance his studies, 24-year-old Martin takes on a new job as the night watchman in the hospital's morgue. At the same time, however, the city is plagued by a maniacal serial killer who scalps his prostitute victims and drives the local police inspector Wörmer insane. Pretty soon the gruesomely deformed corpses end up in Martin's mortuary and he makes himself a suspect because of a series of strange betting games with his best friend Jens. Ole Bornedal's script isn't always 100% plausible and convincing, but at least it dares to feature some hugely controversial undertones (like necrophilia, religious blasphemy and under-aged prostitutes) and it patiently takes enough time to properly introduce the main characters and make them amiable. Some sequences are truly portentous and genuinely make the hairs on your arms & neck stand up straight, like when Martin hesitantly has to check out who set off the morgue's emergency alarm. There are several highlights of brilliant suspense in "Nattevagten", as well as prime examples of brilliant acting, beautiful art-direction and a truly peculiar sense of (pitch black) humor. There isn't that much gore or bloodshed in the film, but the few visceral moments are quite disturbing and in-your-face confronting. Great film, highly recommended to fans of superior horror cinema as well as the more established art-house fanatics. Also, Danish seems like a fascinating language to learn!

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