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:
...  Stig Helmer 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Kirsten Rolffes ...  Sigrid Drusse 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Holger Juul Hansen ...  Einar Moesgaard / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Jørgen Krogshøj 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Ghita Nørby ...  Rigmor Mortensen 8 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Bulder Harly Drusse 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Otto Brandenburg ...  Hansen 8 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Palle Bondo 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Birgitte Raaberg ...  Judith Petersen 8 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Morten 'Mogge' Moesgaard 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Vita Jensen ...  Opvasker #1 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Morten Rotne Leffers ...  Opvasker #2 8 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Age Krüger / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Holger Perfort ...  Professor Ulrich 8 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Mona Jensen / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Christian 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Ruth Junker ...  Opvasker #1 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Peter Gilsfort ...  Opvasker #2 8 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Narrator 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Søren Elung Jensen ...  Læge 8 episodes, 1994-1997
Louise Fribo ...  Sanne 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Paul Hüttel ...  Steenbæk 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Klaus Wegener ...  Skadestuelæge 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Annette Ketscher ...  Skadestuesygeplejerske / ... 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Mette Munk Plum ...  Monas mor 7 episodes, 1994-1997
Julie Wieth ...  Sygeplejerske ved Mona / ... 6 episodes, 1994-1997
Birte Tove ...  Sygeplejerske på neurokirurgisk 6 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Camilla 6 episodes, 1994-1997
Erik Wedersøe ...  Ole / ... 5 episodes, 1994-1997
...  Bob 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Annevig Schelde Ebbe ...  Mary Krüger 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Tomas Stender ...  Medicinstuderende / ... 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Claus Nissen ...  Jensen 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Birthe Neumann ...  Fru Svendsen / ... 4 episodes, 1997
John Hahn-Petersen ...  Nivesen 4 episodes, 1997
Søren Lenander ...  Vagt 4 episodes, 1994
Michael Simpson ...  Dyrepasser i dyrelaboratoriet / ... 4 episodes, 1994-1997
Evald Krog ...  Lillebror 4 episodes, 1997
Lise Schrøder ...  Sygeplejerske / ... 4 episodes, 1994-1997
Henrik Koefoed ...  Læge ved CTR-skanner 4 episodes, 1994
Mette Marckmann ...  Ung sygeplejerske 4 episodes, 1994
Bente Eskesen ...  Sygeplejerske på neurokirurgisk 3 episodes, 1994
Dorit Stender Petersen ...  Sygeplejerske / ... 3 episodes, 1997
Cecilie Brask ...  Kvinde i terapi 3 episodes, 1997
Benny Hansen ...  Chauffør i radioen / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ...  Hospitalspræst / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1997
Müslie ...  Bongo 3 episodes, 1994
Helle Virkner ...  Emma Mogensen / ... 3 episodes, 1994-1997
Lars Lunøe ...  Sundhedsminister 3 episodes, 1994-1997
Peter Hartmann ...  Flyttemand 3 episodes, 1997
Tine Miehe-Renard ...  Natsygeplejerske 3 episodes, 1997
Dick Kaysø ...  Vagtmester 2 episodes, 1994
Michelle Bjørn-Andersen ...  Børnelæge 2 episodes, 1997
Finn Nielsen ...  Madsen 2 episodes, 1994
Else Petersen ...  Patient på Ellens stue 2 episodes, 1994
Henrik Fiig ...  Trafikoffer 2 episodes, 1997
Klaus Pagh ...  Stævningsmand 2 episodes, 1997
Kim Jansson ...  Betjent Jensen 2 episodes, 1997
...  Falken 2 episodes, 1997
...  Betjent Nielsen 2 episodes, 1997
Steen Svare ...  Hospitalsansat 2 episodes, 1997
...  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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The character name Stig Helmer, played by Ernst-Hugo Järegård, is taken from the name of the character Stig-Helmer Olsson (portrayed by Lasse Åberg) which is the protagonist in the long running Swedish comedy movie series of "Sällskapsresan" (Sällskapsresan eller Finns det svenskt kaffe på grisfesten (1980) & Snowroller - Sällskapsresan II (1985)) during the 80's and 90's. The character Stig-Helmer Olsson is the epitome of Swedish dullness and strictness, which is somewhat parallel to the character of Stig Helmer as an unsympathetic Swede. See more »

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

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Stig Helmer: No more Mr. Nice Guy!
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genre crossing comedy
14 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I first saw riget at a local theater. What was amazing was that after more than for hours every one in the audience wanted to see more (at least after a short cigarette break). However, this highly entertaining work which was, as far as I know, produced for TV is not a horror series. This is neither th X-files nor has it anything to do with friday the 13th. Sure, there are some gothic elements but it is rather a romantic ghost story. To me, it is more astonishing how easily von Trier and his great writers manage to combine several different genres. First of all this is a hospital series, different strands, none of which you would see in emergency room. The different stories meet perfectly at a hilarious finale. The main character is a swedish doctor whose scream of despair ("Dänischer Abschaum" in German, something like Danish scum) is a main event in every episode. The description of the freemason-like organization of the doctors is as brilliant as the parody of scientific ambition represented by a doctor who does some extraordinary things with his liver. Watch it, it`s great fun, but don`t expect a horror movie. In my opinion this is the best of von Triers works, because it`s the least ambitious.


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