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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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1997   1994   Unknown  
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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 ...  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 7 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 / ... 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Birte Tove ...  Sygeplejerske på neurokirurgisk 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Solbjørg Højfeldt ...  Camilla 4 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 / ... 3 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
Müslie Müslie ...  Bongo 3 episodes, 1994
Helle Virkner Helle Virkner ...  Emma Mogensen / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1997
Lars Lunøe Lars Lunøe ...  Sundhedsminister 3 episodes, 1994-1997
Peter Hartmann Peter Hartmann ...  Flyttemand 3 episodes, 1997
Tine Miehe-Renard Tine Miehe-Renard ...  Natsygeplejerske 2 episodes, 1997
Dick Kaysø Dick Kaysø ...  Vagtmester 2 episodes, 1994
Michelle Bjørn-Andersen Michelle Bjørn-Andersen ...  Børnelæge 2 episodes, 1997
Finn Nielsen Finn Nielsen ...  Madsen 2 episodes, 1994
Else Petersen Else Petersen ...  Patient på Ellens stue 2 episodes, 1994
Henrik Fiig Henrik Fiig ...  Trafikoffer 2 episodes, 1997
Klaus Pagh Klaus Pagh ...  Stævningsmand 2 episodes, 1997
Kim Jansson Kim Jansson ...  Betjent Jensen 2 episodes, 1997
Thomas Bo Larsen ...  Falken 2 episodes, 1997
Claus Flygare ...  Betjent Nielsen 2 episodes, 1997
Steen Svare Steen Svare ...  Hospitalsansat 2 episodes, 1997
Ole Dupont ...  Læge / ... 2 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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Trivia

The episodes were released with the English titles as follows:
  • Episode 1.1 - The Unheavenly Host
  • Episode 1.2 - Thy Kingdom Come
  • Episode 1.3 - A Foreign Body
  • Episode 1.4 - The Living Dead
  • Episode 2.1 - Death on the Operation Table
  • Episode 2.2 - Birds of Passage
  • Episode 2.3 - Gargantua
  • Episode 2.4 - Pandæmonium
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Goofs

The level of coffee in Helmer's cup switches back and forth by inches between shots. See more »

Quotes

Helmer: Danish scum!
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Alternate Versions

For the UK release, 5 seconds were cut from the fourth episode ("The Living Dead") where Rigmor shoots rats with a pistol. The footage was cut under the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act of 1937, which forbids the depiction of cruelty to animals. See more »

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Featured in I Lars von Triers rige (1999) See more »

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Why can't American television be like this?
10 June 1999 | by EzrealSee all my reviews

The closest that American television has even come close to "The Kingdom" was the recent Stephen King mini-series "Storm of the Century." Still, even this was nowhere near as engaging as this Danish mini-series. Practically none of this would ever get through through censors here.

Loopy hospital drama, restless spirits, an incubus, Voodoo... it's all here, it all makes perfect sense and it is a series that leaves one screaming for more when it ends (I will be scouring this city for "The Kingdom II" before the week is over). I won't ruin a bit of it, other than to say the closing scene shocked me so much that my original critical summery cannot be printed here. Truly amazing film-making, and definitely a glimpse of what television could be without all the censors and constant pandering to the lowest common denominator.


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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,110, 5 November 1995

Gross USA:

$83,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$144,487
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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