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The Kingdom 

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Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.
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Series cast summary:
Ernst-Hugo Järegård ...  Stig Helmer 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Kirsten Rolffes Kirsten Rolffes ...  Sigrid Drusse 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Holger Juul Hansen Holger Juul Hansen ...  Einar Moesgaard / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Søren Pilmark ...  Jørgen Krogshøj 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ...  Rigmor Mortensen 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Jens Okking ...  Bulder Harly Drusse 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Otto Brandenburg Otto Brandenburg ...  Hansen 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Baard Owe ...  Palle Bondo 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Birgitte Raaberg Birgitte Raaberg ...  Judith Petersen 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Peter Mygind ...  Morten 'Mogge' Moesgaard 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Vita Jensen Vita Jensen ...  Opvasker #1 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Morten Rotne Leffers Morten Rotne Leffers ...  Opvasker #2 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Udo Kier ...  Age Krüger / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Holger Perfort Holger Perfort ...  Professor Ulrich 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Laura Christensen ...  Mona Jensen / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Ole Boisen ...  Christian 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Ruth Junker Ruth Junker ...  Opvasker #1 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Peter Gilsfort Peter Gilsfort ...  Opvasker #2 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Ulrik Cold ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Søren Elung Jensen Søren Elung Jensen ...  Læge 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Louise Fribo Louise Fribo ...  Sanne 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Paul Hüttel Paul Hüttel ...  Steenbæk 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Klaus Wegener Klaus Wegener ...  Skadestuelæge 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Annette Ketscher Annette Ketscher ...  Skadestuesygeplejerske / ... 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Mette Munk Plum Mette Munk Plum ...  Monas mor 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Julie Wieth Julie Wieth ...  Sygeplejerske ved Mona / ... 6 episodes, 1994-1997
Birte Tove ...  Sygeplejerske på neurokirurgisk 6 episodes, 1994-1997
Solbjørg Højfeldt ...  Camilla 6 episodes, 1994-1997
Erik Wedersøe Erik Wedersøe ...  Ole / ... 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Henning Jensen ...  Bob 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Annevig Schelde Ebbe Annevig Schelde Ebbe ...  Mary Krüger 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Tomas Stender Tomas Stender ...  Medicinstuderende / ... 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Claus Nissen Claus Nissen ...  Jensen 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Birthe Neumann Birthe Neumann ...  Fru Svendsen / ... 4 episodes, 1997
John Hahn-Petersen John Hahn-Petersen ...  Nivesen 4 episodes, 1997
Søren Lenander Søren Lenander ...  Vagt 4 episodes, 1994
Michael Simpson Michael Simpson ...  Dyrepasser i dyrelaboratoriet / ... 4 episodes, 1994-1997
Evald Krog Evald Krog ...  Lillebror 4 episodes, 1997
Lise Schrøder Lise Schrøder ...  Sygeplejerske / ... 4 episodes, 1994-1997
Henrik Koefoed Henrik Koefoed ...  Læge ved CTR-skanner 4 episodes, 1994
Mette Marckmann Mette Marckmann ...  Ung sygeplejerske 4 episodes, 1994
Bente Eskesen Bente Eskesen ...  Sygeplejerske på neurokirurgisk 3 episodes, 1994
Dorit Stender Petersen Dorit Stender Petersen ...  Sygeplejerske / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Cecilie Brask Cecilie Brask ...  Kvinde i terapi 3 episodes, 1997
Benny Hansen Benny Hansen ...  Chauffør i radioen / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ...  Hospitalspræst / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1997
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Helle Virkner Helle Virkner ...  Emma Mogensen / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1997
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The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science. A rash of uncanny occurrences, however, begins to weaken the staff's faith in science--a phantom ambulance pulls in every night, but disappears; voices echo in the elevator shaft; and a pregnant doctor's fetus seems to be developing much faster than is natural. At the goading of a spiritualist patient, some employees work to let supernatural forces rest. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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A baptism of fear awaits you at... THE KINGDOM


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Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

24 November 1994 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Kingdom II See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Gross USA:

$86,133
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

Goofs

Helmer procures hot coffee, and enters the archive. Mogge returns, with Krogshøj, and they lock Helmer in - he's left standing with a cup of scalding coffee - he can't move with setting off the infra-red alarm sensors. He's left, statue-like, staring at his cup of steaming liquid. Cut to Drusse and Bulder. She says she has to perform a seance for some doctors, and tells Bulder that in 1 hour, they are to attempt to enter the archive. When they get there, they inadvertently liberate Helmer, who casts away his cup of still scalding, yet hour-old coffee. See more »

Quotes

Helmer: Danish scum!
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Alternate Versions

Originally shown as a TV miniseries in 4 episodes. A shorter cinema version, titled _"Kingdom, The" (1994) (mini)_ was released abroad after the TV premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

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Wildly inventive supernatural soap opera.
28 December 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I am becoming fascinated with Lars von Trier. After seeing 'Zentropa', 'Breaking the Waves' and 'The Idiots', each movie different from the last, and each a minor masterpiece. Now I've watched another piece in the puzzle of his career, the fantastic (in all meanings of the word!) mini-series 'The Kingdom', and I'm once again hugely impressed! I can't think of any contemporary American or British director with his range or inventiveness.

'The Kingdom' concerns a large and sophisticated Danish hospital which is being haunted by ghosts. The doctors who work there are an eccentric bunch at the best of times, and things get progressively weirder. 'The Kingdom' successfully juggles humour, mystery, horror, soap opera and surrealism in a way not seen since 'Twin Peaks'. I found it to be compulsive viewing and can't wait to get my hands on the sequel, which sadly is nowhere to be found in Australia.

'The Kingdom' I'm sure will one day be regarded as a television classic. It's THAT good. I loved it, and hopefully you will too. Hats off to von Trier!


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