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Nattevagten (1994)

In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. ... See full summary »

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Ole Bornedal

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Ole Bornedal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Martin (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Sofie Gråbøl ... Kalinka
Kim Bodnia ... Jens
Lotte Andersen ... Lotte
Ulf Pilgaard Ulf Pilgaard ... Kommisæren
Rikke Louise Andersson ... Joyce
Stig Hoffmeyer Stig Hoffmeyer ... Rolf
Gyrd Løfquist Gyrd Løfquist ... Den gamle nattevagt
Niels Anders Thorn Niels Anders Thorn ... Lægen
Leif Adolfsson Leif Adolfsson ... Teaterinstruktøren
Henrik Fiig Henrik Fiig ... Skuespilleren
Jesper Hyldegaard Jesper Hyldegaard ... Bargæst
Ulrich Thomsen ... Rod 1 (as Ulrik Thomsen)
Christian Friis Christian Friis ... Rod 2 (as Chris Friis)
Peter Rygaard Peter Rygaard ... Tjener
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Storyline

In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. Therefore and because of a strange bet with his fellow student Jens, the police begins to think he is the murderer. Police detective Wormer wants to help him but Martin is more and more suspected. Written by Joern Richts <richts@informatik.rwth-aachen.de>

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De søger en nattevagt, Martin er ikke mørkeræd, han har kun et problem... han får jobbet !

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Thriller

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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

25 February 1994 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightwatch See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. See more »

Goofs

When Martin is shown the murder victim in the morgue, the victim is clearly breathing. See more »

Quotes

Martin: You know what Hans Christian Andersen did? Every time he had masturbated he wrote a little X in his diary
Jens: If I had written down an X every time I had masturbated, there wouldn't be any pencils left in the whole wide world
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Popcorn
Written by Steen Birger Jørgensen, Knud Odde, Thomas Ortved, Peter Peter, & Lars Top Galia
Performed by Sort Sol
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Over rated!!
20 May 2006 | by Rafael C.G.See all my reviews

Somebody wrote here: '(Most) US reviewers find this mediocre or 'not interesting' and suggest we should see the American remake. European reviewers all like it! I like it too' Oh well, I'm European... so what? I love GOOD cinema of any kind but sadly I got really disappointed with this over-rated and feeble thriller. The story is so obvious and cliché-ridden as any Hollywood mainstream movie of this type and in the last 30 minutes it's like an idiot-plot compendium. It begins promising enough, there are a couple of superb scary scenes in the first half, tons of creepy atmosphere along the way (great locations and camera-work) and some decent performances. But that's all. OK, if the point with this movie was character development it fails with this, too. There's not a single complex or even sympathetic character. And that slight social commentary is uninteresting because it doesn't match with the thriller elements at all.

I haven't seen the American remake and I don't feel like to do it after seeing this one.


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