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
Ulrik Cold ...  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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In a list appearing Spectrum issue #22, dated April 2000 of the best TV series of the 1990s, John Thorne ranked this show as #10. 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 »

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Helmer: Here is Denmark, excreted from limestone. There is Sweden, chiselled from granite. Danish scum!
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Referenced in Den blinde vinkel: Episode #2.7 (2011) See more »

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Quite possibly the best TV series ever
25 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Von Trier's Riget is his playground. It's fun watching and you can sense it was fun making. The cast all give top-notch performances, which is rare if there is only money involved. The directing is inspired and ambitious and best of all, it works, hand camera and all.

Riget is also a tour-de-force for Ernst-Hugo, a man who left my home town in his youth never to return. His cynical, out-of-his depth, partly incompetent and totally danophobic Swede Stig-Helmer is one of the funniest and best-played characters I've ever seen. He dominates every scene he's in, and his monologues on top of the hospital are priceless.

The rest of the cast do their best to overshine Jähregård, and they're not far behind. Krogshöj, Stig-Helmers nemesis, is really memorable, with a really unsettling gaze. Fru Drusse, played by Kirsten Rolffes, is another great character, utterly believable and also very funny. Then there's Bulder, Rigmor, the incompetent hospital director Moesgaard and his love-sick medical-student son, the mongoloid dish-washers, the elderly gentlemen of the secret society, and so on and so on.

The plot is a simple ghost hunt thing, nothing special. It's the quirks and the characters that move Riget forward. In four hours time, not a lot has happened on a larger scale, but you will still be sorting through all the details.

Riget is the concrete evidence that the Danish movie culture is superior to the Swedish. One can only hope we will ever produce something as great as this.


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