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Insomnia (1997)

Unrated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 29 May 1998 (USA)
In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting.

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Cast

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Maria Mathiesen ...
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Sverre Anker Ousdal ...
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Kristian Figenschow ...
Arne Zakariassen (as Kristian Fr. Figenschow)
Thor Michael Aamodt ...
Tom Engen
Frode Rasmussen ...
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Bjørn Moan ...
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Ane
Marianne O. Ulrichsen ...
Bjørn Floberg ...
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In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle, a Swedish murder investigator is brought in to find an elusive killer. But when the officer accidentally kills his own partner and covers it up, a double sided game of cat-and-mouse ensues. Written by Daniel Jos. Leary

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Den som synder, sover ikke. [He who sins, does not sleep.]


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Bezsennosc  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$20,366 (USA) (29 May 1998)

Gross:

$221,173 (USA) (11 December 1998)
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Trivia

This movie was remade in 2002 by Christopher Nolan with the same title See more »

Goofs

When Arne is shot in the leg he is whimpering in pain, then when Jonas arrives he stops and looks up to Jonas as if to ask, "What is our next line?" Surely, Arne would still be in pain and not just act like nothing happened. See more »


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Second Side
Music by Anasthesia
Joachim Arnesen/Philip J. Borgli/Syver Normann
Kai Saturday/Petter Sveen/Arne Woldhaug
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No Comparison!!!
5 June 2002 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

We saw this film when it first came out & we loved it. Last Sunday (5/26/02) we saw the new remake, & Monday we watched this version again on video. Wow! If you ever need an example of how Hollywood can take a classic & really trash it up, here's your case study. Everything about the new Christoper Nolan film looks totally cheesy when compared to Skjoldbjaerg's spare and completely original vision.


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